War Loan propaganda, Collins Street, Melbourne

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number ART21281
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 55.4 x 37.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Dowie, John Stuart
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 2 December 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: External copyright


This work depicts a military band performing on a specially constructed stand, while a tank is parked below. The band is performing near a sign reading 'AUSTERITY' in order to appeal to the patriotically minded people of Melbourne to invest in the war loan. The work was drawn by John Dowie when he was working in Melbourne as assistant to the sculptor Lyndon Dadswell in the Military History Section of the Australian War Memorial.