The Empire needs men!


First World War recruitment poster; 'The Empire needs men! The overseas states all answer the call. Helped by the young lions, the old lion defies his foes. Enlist now.' Published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London; poster no. 58. A poster focused on the colonies and their dedication to Britain’s war. An adult male lion, symbolising Britain, stands on a rocky outcrop. Below, stand four young lions symbolising the Commonwealth and British Empire. Original artwork by Arthur Wardle

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National Museums NI’s Picture Library provides quality prints from our art, history and science collections. Featured collections include the Harland & Wolff Titanic photographs, the Welch photographs taken of Belfast in the early 1900’s and our extensive range of William Conor images from our art collection.

“Photographic quality digital prints” from original archive material are printed on premium semi-gloss photographic paper, weighing 251 g/m2. This high specification paper ensures prints are ideal for framing and hanging in your home or office.

Print sizes are 10” x 8“ and 20” x 16”. Some prints will vary from these sizes depending on the original format dimensions.