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Poster - Norman Lindsay, 'The Trumpet Calls', Australia, World War I, circa 1918 Document Reg. No: HT 27660

Summary:
Large World War I Australian poster titled 'The Trumpet Calls', featuring an iconic image by artist Norman Lindsay. Lindsay pictures a soldier in khaki with a bugle to his mouth, looking urgently over his right shoulder. Four soldiers lie beneath him, each aiming a firearm. One has a bandaged head. Behind the bugler appear shadowy figures of civilians, including a stockman, surfer, labourer in leather jerkin, and well-dressed middle-class couple.

The poster was printed by W.A. Gullick, Government Printer, Sydney.

Norman Lindsay (1879-1970) was staff artist at the Sydney 'Bulletin' magazine during World War I. His work included pro-conscription posters. The Australian War Memorial notes the similarity of this poster to another titled 'The Last Call', distributed in 1918, and suggests a similar date for 'The Trumpet Calls'.
Description:
Large poster with bold inscription in red above coloured drawing on cream-coloured paper. Drawing features a soldier in khaki with a bugle to his mouth, looking urgently over his right shoulder. He wears a slouch hat and ammunition belt. Four soldiers lie beneath him, each aiming a firearm. One has a bandaged head. Behind the bugler appear shadowy figures of civilians, including a stockman, surfer, labourer in leather jerkin, and well-dressed middle-class couple. The poster has a black border and cream edge. Poster is adhered to foam-core.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 888 mm (Height), 658 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: patriotism, world war i 1914-1918, artists, propaganda, war effort, 1914
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recruitment
Inscriptions: In bold red font at top: 'The TRUMPET CALLS'. Artist's signature at lower right: 'NORMAN LINDSAY'. Below image, in small font: 'W.A. Gullick Govt Printer, Sydney'.
Publisher: Australian Commonwealth Government, Australia, circa 1918
Printer: W. Gullick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Artist: Mr Norman Lindsay, Australia
References: Australian War Memorial web site http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/ARTV00039/, accessed 11/9/2014

Comments

. Posted on 09 Aug 2013 10:44 AM
Nice
. Posted on 09 Aug 2013 11:00 AM
That's a nice poster.
. Posted on 09 Aug 2013 11:01 AM
Really persuasive
. Posted on 09 Aug 2013 11:01 AM
Thanks for detailed colour.
Katherine Posted on 25 Nov 2013 9:46 AM
Nice, guys look good, really enthused.
Lesley Posted on 09 Dec 2013 7:15 PM
This powerful imagery must have sent a strong propaganda message to the civilian population in WWI. I wonder how today's government could possibly persuade as many Australians to risk their lives in war during the 21st century.

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