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Following the outbreak of the First World War, the British government began to recruit volunteers to sign up for the army. Far outnumbered by European forces such as France and Germany, who had up to 70 divisions, the government commenced an all-guns-blazing recruitment campaign. Signing up to fight was voluntary from 1914 - 1915, and it was up to the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee (PRC) to make the war appear desirable. Scroll through the exhibition to discover the art of Highland military recruitment.


The Highlanders’ Museum has a fascinating selection of military recruitment posters, all of which are available to purchase as prints in the Art UK shop - just click on an image, and select 'Buy Artwork Reproduction'.

Artists featured in this Curation: unknown artist, Tom Curr (1887–1958) and Ian Eadie (1913–1973)
9 artworks
Recruiting Poster: The Queen's Own Highlanders
Photo credit: The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: The Queen's Own Highlanders 1961–1964

unknown artist

Lithograph on paper

H 62 x W 43 cm

The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Join the Seaforth Highlanders
Photo credit: The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Join the Seaforth Highlanders

Tom Curr (1887–1958)

Colour lithograph on paper

H 74 x W 48.3 cm

The Highlanders' Museum

Lord Kitchener (1850–1916)
Photo credit: Dereham Town Council

Lord Kitchener (1850–1916)

unknown artist

Oil

H 60 x W 45 cm

Dereham Town Council

Recruiting Poster: The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Photo credit: The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Tom Curr (1887–1958)

Lithograph on paper

H 74 x W 49 cm

The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Seaforth Highlanders, Ross-Shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's
Photo credit: The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Seaforth Highlanders, Ross-Shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's

unknown artist

Colour lithograph on paper

H 56 x W 41 cm

The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Cameron Highlanders
Photo credit: The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Cameron Highlanders

Ian Eadie (1913–1973)

Lithograph on paper

H 75 x W 50 cm

The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Seaforth Highlanders, Ross-Shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's
Photo credit: The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Seaforth Highlanders, Ross-Shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's

unknown artist

Lithograph on paper

H 87 x W 57 cm

The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Join the Seaforth Highlanders
Photo credit: The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: Join the Seaforth Highlanders

Tom Curr (1887–1958)

Colour lithograph on paper

H 76 x W 47 cm

The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: The Seaforth Highlanders: 150 Years of Change
Photo credit: The Highlanders' Museum

Recruiting Poster: The Seaforth Highlanders: 150 Years of Change 1928 (?)

unknown artist

Colour lithograph on paper

H 75 x W 50 cm

The Highlanders' Museum