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Safety trained - is your child?

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1943-1948 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, G. R. (designer)
    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (issued by)
    Loxley Bros. Ltd. (printers)
    ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) (publishers)

  • 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.1590-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 1B, box LS3

Physical description

"Safety Trained - Is your child?", safety poster depicting two children, a girl and a boy, exercising caution at road crossing, the girl looking to the left of the image, restrains the boy who is looking to the right (his left). The children portrayed in a photorealistic-style, while the pavement and belisha beacon (crossing light), are more graphically rendered. Above the image, are the words 'Safety', printed in orange, and 'Trained' printed in black. Below the image is printed the message, '"is your child?"'

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1943-1948 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, G. R. (designer)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (issued by)
Loxley Bros. Ltd. (printers)
ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

photolithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'SAFETY TRAINED'
Above the image, 'safety' printed in orange, 'trained' in black

'"IS YOUR CHILD?"'
Below the image, black ink

'G. R. Morris 48' or '43'
Artist's signature, right-hand side of the image, below the curb, very faint - date unclear

'Issued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Terminal House, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.1 / Printed by Loxley Bros. Ltd.'.
Printing and publishing information, printed at the bottom of the poster

'RS/P/A/31'
The poster's issue number, printed in the lower left-hand corner, next to the Society's symbol, a triangle within a circle.

Dimensions

Height: 38.2 cm, Width: 25.2 cm

Descriptive line

"Safety Trained - Is your child?", safety poster depicting two children exercising caution at road crossing, by G. R. Morris, issued by RoSPA and printed by Loxley Brothers Ltd, Britain, about 1948

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Photo lithography

Subjects depicted

Safety; Health and safety; Girls; Boys; Crossings; Pavements; Health; Propaganda; Children; Belisha beacons

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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