Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV01122
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 97 x 63.2 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description chromolithograph on paper
Maker Unknown
William Brooks & Co. Ltd
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


An Australian First World War recruitment poster . This design is a good example of a simple message combined with an straightforward image, which recruiting authorities believed characterised the most effective posters. This poster reappropriated an illustration for a British recruitment poster which carried the caption 'An appeal to you' (ARTV00450). The soldier's uniform has been altered to appropriately represent an Australian soldier, but his finger gesture beckoning eligibles to enlist and the troops marching onward behind him are all the same as the British poster.