61 When In Launceston
Visit The Museum...
...[Queen Victoria Museum And Art Gallery], c1937. Colour lithograph,
94.2 x 61.1cm. Repaired missing portions to upper left and lower
right, slight creases, discolouration. Linen-backed.
continues "See the early Tasmanian relics (Beattie collection)
and Chinese Joss House. Wholly designed and produced at the Examiner
Office, Paterson Street, Launceston." Held in NGA. A Chinese
Joss House is a temple or shrine, and was used by Chinese communities
working on the goldfields. Ref: QVMAG.
62 Any Time Is Holiday
Time In Adelaide 1938
Colour lithograph, signed "Love Wardrop" in image lower
right, 101.4 x 62.8cm. Minor surface loss, repaired tears, foxing.
includes "Full information from SA Govt Tourist Bureau,
Box 664G, GPO, Adelaide. C. Wall, Govt Photolithographer, Adelaide."
Held in SLSA.
63 Keith Henderson Scottish 1883-1982
The Empire's Strength. Do You Know That Australia Is The World's
Greatest Exporter Of Wool, 1939. Colour lithograph, signed in
image centre right, 101.1 x 63.5cm. Repaired tears, pinholes,
surface loss, soiling. Linen-backed.
continues "and also supplies wheat, meat, dairy products,
fruit and valuable metals: that aircraft and munitions are now
being mass-produced in Australia. These are the sinews of war.
Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Lowe & Brydone Printers
Ltd, London, N.W.10." Held in Imperial War Museum, London.
64 "Green Hell" c1940
Colour lithograph with title and "Douglas Fairbanks Jr"
overpainted in gouache, 153 x 101.5cm. Repaired pinholes, tears,
old folds and missing portions, minor soiling. Linen-backed.
continues "Primitive emotions, loosed by the spell of jungle
nights! Universal presents Green Hell. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
For general exhibition." Given the amateur quality of printing
and over-painting this poster was most likely produced for a
local film theatre in Australia.
65 Raymond Savignac French 1908-2002
Armangac Ryst [Cognac], 1940. Colour lithograph, signed in image
upper left, 55.6 x 40.5cm. Minor foxing. Framed.
continues "Condom, Gers." Held in NGA. Condom, also
referred to as Condom-en-Armagnac, is a town in southwestern
France. Ref: Wiki.
66 Willy Jordan Swiss 1902-1971
Fribourg, Switzerland, c1940. Colour lithograph with letterpress,
signed in image lower right, 100 x 65.3cm. Repaired minor tears,
creases and surface loss to edges and corners. Linen-backed.
continues "Suisse. Schweiz. Printed in Switzerland. Edite
par societe de developpement Fribourg. Lith. Klausfelder SA Vevey."
Held in Swiss National Library.
67 "Keep It
Under Your Hat!" c1940-1945
Colour lithograph, 38.2 x 25.3cm. Linen-backed.
continues "Thoughtless talk takes toll of troops. Printed
by AHQ Cartographic Company, Melbourne." Held in Imperial
War Museum, UK.
68 Freedom Shall
Prevail! ["V" For Victory] c1941
Colour process lithograph, 50.4 x 76.1cm. Repaired minor tears
and surface loss to upper left corner, old folds. Linen-backed.
continues "Reading right to left. First row: Britain, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand. Second row: Southern Rhodesia, Newfoundland,
South Africa. Third row: India. Fourth row: The Colonial Empire.
Reading left to right. First row: USA, China, USSR, Yugoslavia.
Second row: Holland, France, Poland, Czechoslovakia. Third row:
Greece, Norway, Belgium. Printed in England by Fosh & Cross
Ltd., London (519953)." The National Archives (UK) has the
original gouaches for this poster by William Little, created
69 Great East Asia
[Second Sino-Japanese War]
Colour lithograph, 107.5 x 78.3cm. Repaired minor creases to
edges, old folds. Linen-backed.
translated from Chinese includes "November 1st to 30th,
1942." This very rare propaganda poster was published by
the Japanese during their occupation of the northern regions
of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War (19371945). The
flags depicted represent Japan's allies and those of occupied
70 Help The ANZACs! 1942
Colour linocut and letterpress, dated "Apr. 22 '42"
in pencil, stamped "Dave Weisman" and annotated by
various hands in pencil and ink verso, 40.7 x 30.5cm. Minor stains,
dents, creases, laid down on original board.
includes "The entire proceeds from the sale of these badges
will be used to provide medical supplies and recreation for the
Australian and New Zealand Fighting Forces on active service.
ANZAC War Relief Fund, 405 Lexington Ave, NYC. State Dept, US
Reg. No. 325." Annotations include Chrysler Bldg. 1 &
44th St, NYC. Advertising Dept. Do not remove from the room under
any circumstances." Uncommon Australian promotional poster,
published by the Australian Consulate located in the Chrysler
71 Our Own Prime
Minister Asks You...
...Buy 4th Liberty Loan Bonds 1943. Colour process lithograph,
76.3 x 48.7cm. Minor retouching to left margin, repaired old
continues "'The tide of war is turning. We are driving towards
victory. Now is the time, with every shilling you can lend, to
back the attack! So invest all you can in the Fourth Liberty
Curtin, 4L30." Held in AWM.
72 Owen Brothers Australian fl. 1940s
Dig For Victory. Grow Your Own Vegetables [WWII], c1943-1945.
Colour process lithograph, "Owen Brothers" logo in
image lower left, 101.3 x 63.7cm. Repaired tears and creases,
surface loss, soiling. Linen-backed.
includes "Sow now: April. Broad beans, cabbage, onion, spinach.
Plant now: brussel sprouts, celery, garlic, leeks. Note: dig
over and lime all vacant beds for winter and spring planting.
For fuller planting list...see booklet!Write to the Dept of Agriculture,
Melbourne C2, for a free copy of the booklet 'Wartime growing
of vegetables at home.' H.E. Daw, Government Printer, Melbourne."
Graphic artists and amateur filmmakers Will and Harrie Owen,
whose commercial studio was located in Melbourne, often took
government and private projects to finance animation productions
at their Box Hill studio in Victoria. During WWII the Owen brothers
produced work on behalf of the government to encourage public
support for various campaigns, such as food shortages. Ref: National
Film & Sound Archive; NLA.
73 Look Before You
Beware The Booby Trap! 1944
Colour process lithograph, signed "Rooke S.M.E." in
image upper right, 75.8 x 50.8cm. Repaired tears, creases, minor
missing portions, old folds, slight discolouration. Linen-backed.
includes "It may be the latch, or under a floor board. Opening
that window may set it off. Mind the door, it's a trap."
The War Office, 1944. [Printed] for HM Stationery Office by Alf
Cooke Ltd., Leeds and London. 51-384. G.S. Poster No. 20."
An uncommon montaged image inspired by Surrealism.
74 Hold Your Tongue 1945
Process lithograph with letterpress, 31.8 x 21.6cm. Linen-backed.
continues "For official use only." Held in Imperial
War Museum, UK.
Colour lithograph, 199 x 101.5cm. Major missing portions to right
edge and corners, repaired tears, creases and surface loss, slight
includes "Benedict Bogeaus presents 'Captain Kidd.' Starring
Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton and Reginald
Owen. Directed by Rowland V. Lee, original story by Robert N.
Lee. Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine. Released thru United
Artists, for general exhibition. Victory Publicity Pty Ltd.,
Melb." In 1695, Scottish-born William Kidd (c1645-1701)
was hired by a group of English investors to hunt down pirates.
However, it was believed that "when Kidd failed to find
pirates on his journey, he became one himself. By 1698, the vessel
[Adventure Galley] was unseaworthy and Kidd ran it ashore in
Madagascar. His crew deserted him to join another pirate captain
and Kidd was arrested, tried, and executed for piracy in 1701."
Ref: Smithsonian. Rare early Australian billboard poster.
76 Salome, Where
She Danced c1945
Colour lithograph, 101.7 x 68.1cm. Repaired pinholes, tears to
edges and old folds, minor soiling. Linen-backed.
continues "Walter Wanger presents in technicolor...with
Yvonne DeCarlo, Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Sleazak, Albert
Dekker, Marjorie Rambeau, J. Edward Bromberg, Abner Bibereman.
Not suitable for general exhibition. A Universal picture. Printed
by W.E. Smith Ltd. Sydney." Salome, Where She Danced is
a 1945 American romance film directed by Charles Lamont. It is
loosely based on the story of Lola Montez, the 'Spanish dancer'
and courtesan. Ref: Wiki.
77 Air France Vers
Des Ciels Nouveaux...
...[Towards New Skies] c1946. Colour and process lithograph,
94.5 x 58.3cm. Repaired tears to edges, trimmed margins. Linen-backed.
France, established in 1933, moved its operations to Casablanca
during WWII. In 1946 Air France ran a direct service between
Paris and New York. Its Douglas DC-4 airliners flew the route
in just under 20 hours. By 1948 Air France operated one of the
largest fleets in the world, consisting of 130 aircraft. Ref:
78 Harold Forster British fl. 1920s-1940s
BOAC Speedbird Routes Across The World, 1946. Colour process
lithograph, initialled "F" in image centre left, 75.6
x 50.8cm. Repaired tears, creases. Linen-backed.
continues "Britain-Australia by the kangaroo service in
association with QEA. British Overseas Airways Corporation in
association with Qantas Empire Airways, South African Airways
& Tasman Empire Airways. Printed in Gt Britain. 46/356/10M/6/47/LPE."
Illustrated in Riding the Skies: Classic
Posters from the Golden Age of Flying, 1989, p74. Harold Forster
was an illustrator for 'Black Magic' chocolates and was known
for his WWII poster 'Keep mum, she's not so dumb'. Ref: The National
79 Qantas Presents
The Super Constellation
Colour lithograph, 90.7 x 61.2cm. Linen-backed.
continues "Australia's overseas airline." Held in SLQ,
listed with the comment "This very rare poster was published
in 1947. Qantas didn't take delivery of the aircraft until 1954,
when it started its new twice-weekly transpacific service to
80 Motorized America c1949
Process lithograph, 94.5 x 65.9cm. Repaired old folds. Linen-backed.
includes "There is an automobile to each five persons in
America. Every other person over 16 drives a car - either to
school, to work, to church, to the doctor's office, or to go
shopping - taking freedom to travel for granted. Over half the
rural roads are surfaced, giving farm and city people easy access