Women's Work: In the Towns - A Bus Conductress
Archibald Standish Hartrick
Date Made/Found: about 1917
, British, 1864 - 1950
Material and Medium: lithograph on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 618 x 489mm
Support: 519 x 384mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.2105
This print is from a series called ‘The Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals’, which was commissioned by the Bureau of Information during the First World War. Twelve artists were commissioned to produce prints relating to the Efforts and Ideals associated with war. The subjects included: Making Sailors, Building Ships, Making Guns, Transport by Sea and Women’s Work.
Hartrick recorded women’s integral role in the war effort. In this print you can see a bus conductress. Many women became bus conductors during the war, taking on the roles of the men who had left to fight.
From the Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals series of 6 black and white lithographs which were presented to the major museums of all allied CountriesDisplay Location: