Title / object name
Poster, ’Offer Your Services Now’
|Maker ||Role ||Date |
|Parliamentary Recruiting Committee ||publisher ||November 1914 |
|Overall ||760 (Height) x 503 (Length) mm|
Gift of Department of Defence, 1919
Text posters such as this one were common in the First World War, both in New Zealand and Britain, when governments needed to quickly and effectively make proclamations in an era without television or radio.
Red, white and blue
Many British First World War posters were printed in the colours of the Union Jack flag - red, white and blue - to lend authority to the message and subtly appeal to patriotic public sentiment, and simply to catch the eye.