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Poster - Let's Not Waste Them.

Let's Not Waste Them.

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1940-1945 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ministry of Supply (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photolithograph

  • 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:

    E.723-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

This poster serves as a reminder that little pieces of metal and metal detritus, though incidental and disposable before the war, were vital to the war effort. Scraps of metal, no matter how small, were needed for British wartime industry.

Physical description

Black and white photographic image of fallen screws, nails, washers, hinges on wooden floorboards.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

ca. 1940-1945 (made)

Artist/maker

Ministry of Supply (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Photolithograph

Marks and inscriptions

IN THE BIGGEST OF ALL WARS
above image, red

THE SMALLEST THINGS MATTER
below image, red

LET'S NOT WASTE/ THEM
white on red

Ministry of Supply - 110
black on red, lower left

Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Hubners Ltd.
lower right

51-4248
lower right

Dimensions

Height: 74 cm, Width: 48.3 cm

Descriptive line

Second World War propaganda poster against metal wastage. Ministry of Supply. UK.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

War; Metal; Hooks; Waste; Nails; Screws

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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