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Keep Death off the Road

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1946 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Little, William (artist)
    Ministry of Transport (issuer)
    St Michael's Press Ltd. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.527-1985

  • Gallery location:

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

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.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1946 (issued)

Artist/maker

Little, William (artist)
Ministry of Transport (issuer)
St Michael's Press Ltd. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

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.

Dimensions

Height: 76.4 cm, Width: 50.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Keep Death off the Road'. Colour lithograph poster designed by William Little and issued by the Ministry of Transport, Great Britain, 1946.

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

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Safety; Widow; Hat; Mourning; Woman; Death; Veil

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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