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Give 'Em Both Barrels

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Washington (published)

  • Date:

    1941 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carlu, Jean, born 1900 - died 1997 (designer)
    US Office of War Information - Domestic Operations Branch (publisher)
    United States Government Printing Office (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.2916-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 76, box 19

Jean Carlu's poster, like many produced during the Second World War of 1939-1945, drew a graphic connection between the war effort at home and that on the battle front. The outlines of the soldier and the factory worker symbolically echo each other, as do the shapes of the rivet-gun and the machine-gun.

Physical description

Landscape format poster printed in colours. Yellow ground, blue lettering, grey/ brown/ black figures.Two men, head and shoulders only, in profile - one above is working a rivetting tool, one below is working a machine gun. Captioned at top left and below both figures. Signed, dated, and numbered '0-430380'.

Place of Origin

Washington (published)

Date

1941 (made)

Artist/maker

Carlu, Jean, born 1900 - died 1997 (designer)
US Office of War Information - Domestic Operations Branch (publisher)
United States Government Printing Office (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Division Of Information/Office for Emergency Management/ Washington D. C./ U.S.Goverment Printing Office 1941......[followed by code number]
Distributor's identification; bottom right corner; lithography; 1941

Dimensions

Height: 760 mm sheet, Width: 1018 mm sheet

Object history note

This poster was given to the Museum as part of an exchange between the Library of Congress poster collection in Washington D.C. and the V&A

Descriptive line

Poster by Jean Carlu entitled 'Give 'Em Both Barrels'. USA, 1941.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Labour; Soldiers; War; Guns

Categories

Propaganda; Prints; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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