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Canberra Centenary 1940s / Michael Ashley
Bib ID 6223974
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, text, sheet]
Author
Ashley, Michael artist
 
Online Versions
Description [Belconnen, A.C.T.] : [Leafy Sea Dragon Art Work], [2013] 
1 poster : illustration ; 42 x 30 cm. 
Series

Canberra 1913-2013 its calling you

Summary

From artists website: This is a nostalgic and romantisized mock up of a vintage poster of Canberra. This image is just one in a series of prints which starts with 1913 and follows each decade through to 2013.

Depicts a image of the Australian War Memorial courtyard, likely depicting its opening in 1941. Many people in heavy coats and military attire are browsing the area around the courtyard, some gathered about a small altar or dias in the centre which has a wreath and a cross placed besides it as well as some objects placed on top. In the foreground there are two people in military attire, a man with a small child in his arms and a women carrying two bouquets of flowers and a winter coat. The background depicts the memorials famous copper dome and the Roll of Honour with poppies in it.

Notes

Title from artist.

Library's copy signed by the artist: 12.03.2013.

Subjects Australian War Memorial -- Posters.  |  Wreaths -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Posters.  |  Wreaths in art.  |  War memorials -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Posters.  |  Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Centennial celebrations, etc. -- Posters.  |  Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Centennial celebrations, etc. -- Posters.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Also Titled

Collection title : Canberra 1913-2013 : its calling you

Canberra its calling you

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