Grow your own vegetables

Accession Number ARTV03823
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 76 cm x 51 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description Offset lithograph on paper
Maker Commonwealth Food Control
Place made Australia
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


This poster was designed to encourage people to grow their own vegetables and to keep chooks as part of the war effort. An image of a man wearing a hat and carrying a hoe over his right shoulder and a basket of vegetables in his left arm dominates the upper two-thirds of the poster. Underneath the image in large black lettering is written 'GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES' with a spade replacing the 'O' in 'GROW', and underneath that in smaller red lettering 'Raise your own FOWLS', next to this in the lower right corner is an image of a black chicken with three eggs.