Boys come over here: you're wanted

Accession Number ARTV08950
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 101.6 x 76 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description photolithograph on paper
Maker Unknown
South Australian Government
A. Vaughan, Government Printer
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian recruiting poster adapted from an earlier British recruitment poster. Depicts an Australian serviceman, uniform and armed gazing into the distance. The soldier occupies the foreground, and is printed in montone. He is placed against a coloured map which depicts Australia and the Gallipoli peninsula. The map of Australia is in pink, with prominent Australian towns or capital cities marked in black ink. The Gallipoli peninsula is printed in yellow, and also features prominant towns as well as the infamous 'Narrows'. The title is printed in black ink, and occupies the upper left and lower right corners of the poster.
While the Australian version uses the same monotone soldier and colour scheme, the maps are different. The British map features the south of England, the Channel, and then France. England is in pink, and France is in yellow.

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