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Encourage Tidiness

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    National "Safety First" Association (issued by)
    Loxley Bros. Ltd. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 67, box E

Physical description

Black and white illustration with green and orange colouring depicting a comic strip-style vignette: a young child leaves his pull-toy (a polar bear on wheels) on the staircase causing the maid to trip. Tea service shown flying through the air. Orange circle dominates the background design.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


ca. 1950 (made)


National "Safety First" Association (issued by)
Loxley Bros. Ltd. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

upper margin, black on green

lower margin, black on green

Little bears/ become bugbears/ when left/ about.
lower right

HS/P/1. Issued by the National "Safety First" Association (Inc.), Terminal House 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London, S.W.1./ Loxley Brothers Ltd., London & Sheffield.
across lower margin


Height: 75.9 cm, Width: 50.9 cm

Descriptive line

National "Safety First" Association poster. Children's illustration. UK.


Paper; Ink


Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Cleanliness; Safety; Bears; Child; Tea; Propaganda; Maid; Toy


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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