Let's Not Waste Them.

Poster
ca. 1940-1945 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Photolithograph
Brief Description
Second World War propaganda poster against metal wastage. Ministry of Supply. UK.
Physical Description
Black and white photographic image of fallen screws, nails, washers, hinges on wooden floorboards.
Dimensions
  • Height: 74cm
  • Width: 48.3cm
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)
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
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Other Number
LS.1875 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.723-2004

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record createdSeptember 28, 2004
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