Tennis - stand the 'Racquet' and enlist in the Sportsmen's 1000

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV06293
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 23.8 x 100 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description red and blue ink block printed on paper
Maker Unknown
Sportsmen's Committee, State Parliamentary Recruiting Committee
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


Australian First World War recruitment poster for the Sportsmen's 1000 issued by the State Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. One of a series of long rectangular posters which target specific types of sportsmen which uses sporting terms particular to their sport to attract recruits. This poster targets tennis players urging then to ' ...stand the 'Racquet' and enlist in the Sportsmen's 1000'. Other sports featured were football, golf; and rowing. Text only the posters are printed in blue and red ink, and framed within a blue border.