This is a watercolor painting in a vertical format painted in bright colors of red, blue, yellow and green. In the foreground, there is a group of men working around the base of a tall pole from which hangs a large red flag or banner. Behind the men is a backdrop of red drapery and to the side, a wooden staircase. There are buildings in the background with yellowish brown walls and green roofs.
A wooden planked wall with a circular metal fan cut into it. There is a man's arm coming from the opposite side of the wall through the fan (that is not turning). His sleeve is rolled up past his elbow.
To Everyone In This Plant - Our Country is Depending on You - Emergency Fleet Corporation
L. N. Britton
Text: To Everyone in This Plan: This Plant is Engaged Upon Government Work Every Person Here Owes The United States A Duty To Do His Utmost To Make Material For Our Ships Carefully And Speedily... Let This Be Your Part - Our Country Is Depending On You - Emergency Fleet Corporation
Text: The Combination that Will Win the War - Every piece of work done in this plant has a direct bearing on the outcome of the war. Our finished product goes to France. The men who face for us weariness, hardships, death, depend upon us. Our work here, fits their work over there, like a cog in a giant machine. Without our product they are helpless. With it they are invincible. They fight with what we make. We are their resource and reliance, the American workman and the American soldier, the combination that will win the war. - Issued By Ordnance Department U.S. Army
Old Hungerford Bridge, from the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Thames Set'
James McNeill Whistler
The thriving commercial activity of a metropolitan river is shown as ships and barges of all types maneuver along the river's edge in the foreground. In the middle distance a bridge spans the water and beyond more buildings are loosely sketched in.
Artist Life Dates
1834 - 1903
Object Creation Date
Medium and Support
etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on laid paper
The Weavers Cycle: March of the Weavers (from the set of 6 prints)
The scene depicts a group of figures marching in the foreground from the left to the right of the composition. A thin sliver of land can be seen in the background. A man in the center carries a scythe over his shoulder. A woman in the center right carries a child on her back.