• In World War I, all sides used posters as tools to mobilize their populations for the war effort. With men fighting at the front, women played a great role in sustaining industrial production for the war effort and civilian needs, often by working in urban factories located away from their homes. This British poster by an unknown artist shows women working at a lathe in a factory complex with a Young Women's Christian Association structure visible through the window. The YWCA was engaged in housing women workers, and the text proclaims: “₤25,000 immediately needed for the Women's War Time Fund to provide rest-rooms, canteens & hostels.”

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  • Witherby & Company, London


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  • Women are Working Day and Night to Win the War / Witherby & Co. London.


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  • 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 76 x 50 centimeters