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Wir frauen kennen unsere Pflicht!

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1942 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morocutti, Bernhard (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour photolithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1774-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR31

This female factory worker is an embodiment of strength and fierce patriotism. Her duty lies in the factory just as the soldier's does in battle. The poster is in contrast to pre-war Nazi images of women whose female duties were depicted as maternal and domestic.

Physical description

'Wir frauen kennen unsere Pflicht!' [Women we know our duty], Austrian propaganda poster depicting a woman manufacturing arms, with the silhouettes of Nazi soldiers in the background.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)

Date

ca.1942 (made)

Artist/maker

Morocutti, Bernhard (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour photolithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Wir frauen kennen unsere Pflicht!'
Women we know our duty
Slogan runs along the bottom of the poster

Descriptive line

'Wir frauen kennen unsere Pflicht!' [Women we know our duty], World War II propaganda poster for recruiting women into war work, designed by Bernhard Morocutti, Austria (Vienna), ca.1942

Subjects depicted

Machinery; Uniforms; Arms; Patriotism; Helmets; Rifles; Facism; War; Soldiers; Workers; Women; Overalls; Ammunition

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Arms & Armour; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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