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Op blanke draden loert gevaar

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam (printed)

  • Date:

    1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Platen-Commissie Secretariat (issued by)
    Druk L. Van Leer & Co. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • 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 DR5

This Dutch safety poster calls for exercising caution around live electricity in order to avoid electrocution injuries. During the interwar years, vast advancements were made across Europe in electrical technology. All of that progress was mobilised from 1939 towards harnessing electrical power for the war effort.

Physical description

Dutch poster advocating workplace safety

Place of Origin

Amsterdam (printed)


1939 (made)


Platen-Commissie Secretariat (issued by)
Druk L. Van Leer & Co. (printers)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

No 97
Danger lurks on live [exposed] wires
[signed] Strelitskie
Published by the Platen-Commissie Secretariat, address:
Rijksverzekeringsbank Amsterdam
1939/ 2000
[printed by] Druk L. Van Leer & Co. N.V. Amsterdam
translated from the Dutch (literal translation is "Danger lurks on blank wires").


Height: 68 cm, Width: 49 cm

Descriptive line

Dutch poster "Op blanke draden loert gevaar" by Strelitskie. Netherlands, 1939.


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Accidents; Danger; War; Safety; Propaganda


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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