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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1942 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schott, Roy (artist)
    United States Department of Agriculture (issued by)

  • 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 3G, shelf DR21

This poster relies on the powerful image of a muscular, clenched fist rising up to convey its wartime message. It seeks to encourage the viewer to save scrap metals and other materials that are no longer of obvious use. During the Second World War, agricultural and technological industries particularly relied on conserving and reusing supplies in order to service the needs of the military.

Physical description

Forearm and clenched fist holding scrap metal, rising from a farm building.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1942 (made)


Schott, Roy (artist)
United States Department of Agriculture (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions


War Bonds/ United States Department of Agriculture

U.S. Government Printing Office: 1942-O-466793

Descriptive line

"Scrap" Second World War poster by Roy Schott [unclear]. Saving scrap metal for war production. Issued by the Department of Agriculture. USA, 1942.


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

War; Propaganda; Metal


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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