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MOTHERS let them go

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    J. Weiner Ltd. (printers)
    Ministry of Health and Central Council of Health Education (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black & white 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.715-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR28

Physical description

Seated boy and girl (assumed brother and sister). Older brother with arm protectively around shoulder of younger girl. Brick wall behind.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

ca. 1940 (made)

Artist/maker

J. Weiner Ltd. (printers)
Ministry of Health and Central Council of Health Education (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Black & white photolithograph

Marks and inscriptions

MOTHERS let them go -/ give them a chance of/ greater safety and health/ MINISTRY OF HEALTH EVACUATION SCHEME

Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd. London, W.C.1. 51-9946

Dimensions

Height: 75.8 cm, Width: 50.9 cm

Descriptive line

"Mothers let them go..." Boy and girl. Second World War poster promoting Ministry of Health Evacuation Scheme. UK, ca. 1940.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Children; Girl; Safety; Boy; War; Evacuation

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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