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Poster - 'Are YOU in This'?, British, World War I, circa 1915 Document Reg. No: HT 27657

Summary:
Large paper poster titled 'Are YOU in This?', featuring a coloured drawing of a soldier in khaki carrying a rifle; a boy scout carrying a box and note; a sailor in blue manning a large gun; a worker bearing a sledge hammer; a women working in on rows of bullets on a table; and an idle-looking man in a suit, hands in pockets, smoking a cigarette. A Union Jack flag flutters behind to soldier.

The poster was published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee in London, and was designed by Sir Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scout movement after his return from service in the Boer War. It was printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co., London.
Description:
Large paper poster with off-white background with bold inscription, featuring a coloured drawing of a soldier in khaki carrying a rifle; a boy scout carrying a box and note; a sailor in blue manning a large gun; a worker bearing a sledge hammer; a women working in on rows of bullets on a table; and an idle-looking man in a suit, hands in pockets, smoking a cigarette. A Union Jack flag flutters behind to soldier, at the top of the image. The device of a hill allows each character to be layered on the image. Blue border around image; inscription below border. Poster has been adhered onto foam-core.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 754 mm (Height), 490 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, propaganda, war effort, music
Themes this item is part of: Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, Colonel & Scouting Founder (1857-1941), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recruitment
Inscriptions: In bold font: 'Are YOU in this?'. Under image: DESIGNED BY LT. GEN. SIR R.S.S. BADEN-POWELL'. Across bottom of poster, in small font: 'PUBLISHED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY RECRUITING COMMITTEE, LONDON - POSTER NO.112. PRINTED BY JOHNSON, RIDDLE & CO., LTD., LONDON S.E.'.
Publisher: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, Great Britain, circa 1915
Designer: Colonel Robert Baden-Powell, England, Great Britain
Printer: Johnson Riddle & Co., London, England, Great Britain

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