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… please! Keep Britain tidy

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1950-55 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
    H.M. Government (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 70, box D

Physical description

'… please! Keep Britain tidy don’t leave litter'. Colour offset lithograph poster showing a large, curved yellow arrow, within which is a park keeper matching the shape of the arrow and pointing to a rubbish basket. He has a litter picker in his other hand, with litter on the ground by his feet. The background is a graded olive-green.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)


ca.1950-55 (issued)


Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
H.M. Government (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'… please! / Keep Britain tidy / don't leave litter'
Text of design.



Height: 76 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Descriptive line

'… please! Keep Britain tidy'. Colour offset lithograph poster, part of a Government anti-litter campaign. Designed by Edward Reginald Mount, Great Britain, ca.1950-55.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1


Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Park keeper; Bin; Man; Rubbish


Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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