On the job for victory

Place North & Central America: United States of America
Accession Number ARTV05645
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 72.9 x 98 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description lithograph
Maker Lie, Jonas
Publications Section, Emergency Fleet Corporation, United States Board of Shipping
Unknown
Date made c 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Poster produced for the US Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, illustrating the large commitment made by the shipping industry for the war effort. The work uses vigorous, bright colours, and choppy brushstrokes to communicate the efficiency and vitality of the shipbuilding yards. Dark figures are gathered in the centre of the work, supervising the lowering of steel components of the ships by cranes. The title and publisher run across the bottom of the poster, printed in brown ink.