Women's Work: Munitions Skilled Worker
Archibald Standish Hartrick
Date Made/Found: about 1917
, British, 1864 - 1950
Material and Medium: lithograph on Paper
Dimensions: Mount: 615 x 489mm
Sight size: 475 x 361mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.2103
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.
In this print you can see a woman working in a Munitions factory, making weapons and ammunition. Female munitions workers, dubbed ‘Munitionettes’ produced 80% of the weapons and shells during the war and risked their lives working with poisonous substances.
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: