Do your bit - buy...war savings certificates

Accession Number ARTV09321
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 50.2 cm x 36.4 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description lithograph on paper
Maker Lorimer, Vernon
Place made Australia
Date made c 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The poster relates to the war savings programs that were established by the Commonwealth Government to support war expenditure during the Second World War.The poster depicts a gunner sighting a Lewis gun mounted on an aircraft turret. The airman wears goggles, a leather helmet and earphones and fills up the centre of the poster. The image is derived from a photograph and is muted in colour. However, the poster in general is more vibrant in its total effect. A British roundel which was used by the RAAF before 1951- printed in red and blue ink fills in the right corner of the poster. The main caption, 'Do your bit- BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES', is written over the top of the roundel in saturated black ink. The text and roundel stand out from a mostly white ground.

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