Up Civilians! : send your money into the fight...

Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number ARTV00977
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 51.4 x 38.8 cm.
Object type Poster
Physical description lithograph on cardboard
Maker Franks, William J
National War Savings Committee
H. & G. Graham Ltd.
Date made 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

British First World War poster issued by the National War Savings Committee (Poster No. 84). One of several posters which use portraits and quotes from speeches by iconic British military leaders to promote the sale of war bonds. This poster features a three - quarter length portrait of the Duke of Wellington (1769 - 1852) in the upper half set within a black frame against a pale green background. He is wearing full uniform. In the background are the battle fields of Waterloo. The title is printed in black above and below the image and is an adapted version of a quote of the Duke of Wellington ' Up Guards and at them again' recorded during the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.