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ARTV02474

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number ARTV02474
Title Grow your own vegetables
Collection Art
Object type Poster
Makers
  • Commonwealth Food Control (Artist);
  • Unknown (Artist);
  • Commonwealth Food Control (Publisher);
  • Unknown (Printer);
Place made Australia
Date made 1944
Medium Offset lithograph on paper
Measurement overall: 76 cm x 51 cm

Description

This poster was designed to encourage people to grow their own vegetables and to keep chooks as part of the war effort. An image of a man wearing a hat and carrying a hoe over his right shoulder and a basket of vegetables in his left arm dominates the upper two-thirds of the poster. Underneath the image in large black lettering is written 'GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES' with a spade replacing the 'O' in 'GROW', and underneath that in smaller red lettering 'Raise your own FOWLS', next to this in the lower right corner is an image of a black chicken with three eggs.