Keep Death off the Road

Poster
1946 (issued)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'Keep Death off the Road. Carelessness Kills'. Colour lithograph safety poster showing the head and shoulders of a widow dressed in black mourning wear.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
'Keep Death off the Road'. Colour lithograph poster designed by William Little and issued by the Ministry of Transport, Great Britain, 1946.
Physical Description
'Keep Death off the Road. Carelessness Kills'. Colour lithograph safety poster showing the head and shoulders of a widow dressed in black mourning wear.
Dimensions
  • Height: 76.4cm
  • Width: 50.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'KEEP DEATH/ OFF THE ROADS / CARELESSNESS KILLS' (Text of design.)
  • 'ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT.' (Lettered bottom-left corner of sheet.)
  • 'PRINTED FOR H.M. STATIONERY OFFICE BY ST MICHAELS PRESS LTD LONDON. 51-2197.' (Lettered bottom-right corner of sheet.)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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
Other Number
25/D10 - V&A microfiche
Collection
Accession Number
E.527-1985

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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