Footballers - be in the last quarter with the Sportsmen's 1000

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV06291
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 23.8 x 100 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description red and blue ink block printed on paper
Maker Sands & McDougall Pty Ltd
Sportsmen's Committee, State Parliamentary Recruiting Committee
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian First World War recruitment poster for the Sportsmen's 1000 issued by the State Parliamentary Recruiting Committee in 1917. One of a series of long rectangular posters which target specific types of sportsmen and use sporting terms particular to their sport to attract recruits. This poster targets footballers urging then to ' in the last quarter with the Sportsmen's 1000'. Other sports featured were tennis; golf; and rowing. Text only the posters are printed in blue and red ink, and framed within a blue border. Sport was a common theme in many First World War recruitment posters, as it called upon notions of sportsmanship and fair play to appeal to the volunteers.