Historical information

A framed Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Second World War recruitment poster by Richard Haughton James (source AWM). The poster is an offset lithograph on paper framed by a blue border, mounted in a black frame.
It is an early example of the work of the Commonwealth Advertising Division, set up in 1941 within the Department of Information, primarily to advertise recruitment drives for men's and women's services, munitions work, war loans and national savings campaigns.


A record that Legacy holds some war memorabilia as Legatees were once solely returned servicemen.

Physical description

Black and white sketch of a wartime lady holding a soldier's hat used as a recruiting poster in a black frame.

Inscriptions & markings

Test of the poster "Mister, here's your hat! JOIN THE AIF NOW!"