God bless dear Daddy

Accession Number ARTV05469
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 46.6 x 37.4 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description chromolithograph on paper
Maker Lindsay, Norman
Government of Australia
W E Smith Ltd
Place made Australia
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The full title reads 'God bless dear Daddy who is fighting the Hun and send him Help'. The third of the series of six posters by Lindsay constituting the last nation-wide Australian recruiting campaign, 1918. Depicts a young girl kneeling in prayer near her mother asking for help for her father fighting against the Germans. Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) was a painter, draughtsman, illustrator, cartoonist, printmaker, writer and sculptor. He joined the Sydney 'Bulletin' magazine as a staff artist, 1901-09, 1910-23 and 1932-58. During the First World War he produced jingoistic cartoons and pro-conscription posters.