Our job to clothe the men who work and fight

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV01064
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 73.8 cm x 47.9 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description colour photolithograph with block printing on paper
Maker Unknown
Department of Information, Advertising Division
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian Second World War poster one of a series issued by the Department of Information, Advertising Division to emphasis the importance of industrial production on the home front to the overall war effort. The series links images of men fighting at the front with images of women at work. This poster depicts a woman holding two piles of new clothes in the centre of the poster; beneath her are two images, one of men operating machinery in a machine shop, the other of soldiers in the jungle. The title text is positioned centre top printed in blue and in the centre in red. In the lower left, within the industry image is a small image of a sinking ship with warning 'Don't talk, idle gossip may sink a clothing ship'.