There are many ways to help them - but none more important than this...We feed the men who fight for us.

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV05218
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 75.6 x 48.8 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description lithograph on paper
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 3: Aust 43-44
Maker Unknown
Department of Information, Advertising Division
Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c.1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Australian Second World War poster one of a series issued by the Department of Information, Advertising Division to encourage women to move into different areas of the industrial workforce. It emphasises the importance of industrial production on the home front to the overall war effort by linking images of men fighting at the front with images of women at work. This poster depicts a woman in the foreground centre right in 1940s style green overalls and head scarf canning tomatoes. Behind her at the top of the poster commandos are depicted in olive green, grey and black disembarking landing craft on a beach. The title text is positioned centre right printed in red cursive script and across the bottom in black. In the lower left, within the industry image is a small image of a sinking ship with warning 'Don't talk, idle gossip may sink a clothing ship'.