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EPHEMERA

Title

The Empire needs men!

Object Name

Poster

Maker

Straker Brothers Ltd. (Primary maker)

Date Made

1915
18/1914
1915

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

First World War recruitment poster; 'The Empire needs men! The overseas states all answer the call. Helped by the young lions, the old lion defies his foes. Enlist now.' Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London; poster no. 58. A poster focused on the colonies and their dedication to Britain’s war. An adult male lion, symbolising Britain, stands on a rocky outcrop. Below, stand four young lions symbolising the Commonwealth and British Empire. Original artwork by Arthur Wardle

Materials

paper

Place Collected


Date Collected

1973
1973

Catalogue Number

BELUM.O467.1973

Copyright

National Museums NI