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The empire needs men! The overseas states all answer the call. Helped by the young lions the old lion defies his foes. Enlist now / Arthur Wardle ; printed by Straker Brothers Ltd., 194-200 Bishopsgate, London.

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The empire needs men! The overseas states all answer the call. Helped by the young lions the old lion defies his foes. Enlist now / Arthur Wardle ; printed by Straker Brothers Ltd., 194-200 Bishopsgate, London.

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Poster showing a pride of lions, with one lion posed heroically on a rock.

Poster no. 58.
Wt. W 13275 - 3/15.
Exhibited: "The Mobilization of Imagery" at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Steintorplatz, 20099 Hamburg, Germany, June - November 2014.

British World War I Posters. Recruiting and Enlistment. Recruiting and Enlistment. War Loans and Bonds.

Following the outbreak of war in 1914, the conflict rapidly grew towards ‘Total War‘. During the early years of the war, poster design and distribution in Britain was organized by the War Propaganda Bureau run out of Wellington House in London. Many of the designs and content of the posters produced during this period were decided internally without oversight from the British Parliament. From 1916 onward, the production of posters and propaganda was centralized through the British Government and, by 1918, were run primarily by the British Ministry for Information. All posters in this collection are printable in high definition.

Arthur Wardle (1864-1949) was an English artist. He was born in London and trained at the Royal Academy Schools. Wardle's work was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts movement, and he often used a detailed, realistic style. He became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and exhibited at the Royal Academy and other major galleries. Wardle's paintings were popular during his lifetime and continue to be admired for their skilful depictions of animals in natural settings.

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01/01/1915
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Wardle, Arthur, artist
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on publication. For information see "World War I Posters" http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/243_wwipos.html

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