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The home of your own you've always dreamed of. . .

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1944 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    United States Government Printing Office (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:

    E.583-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 63, box E

Physical description

"The home of your own you've always dreamed of..." Margie Poster SP No. 1, World War II poster depicting the head and shoulders of a young woman leaning forwards, head in hand, and holding a pen. The woman, who is young, wearing a white blouse with red frills, her dark hair pinned back, and with a made-up face, epitomises attainable and 'safe' glamour. She looks out to the viewer with a dreamy expression. She holds in her right hand, a fountain pen, and to her left, on the right of the poster is a note, hand-written on yellow paper, it reads 'the home of your own you've always dreamed of. Of course waiting is hard -- don't I know! -- but you can start building right now, wherever you are, by putting aside money every pay day -- much better than just laying a foundation of star-dust.. Love, Margie'.

Below this image is the message, illustrating the many ways to save, 'Soldiers Deposits, Personal Transfer Account, Class E Allotments of Pay, War Bonds, National Life Insurance'.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1944 (made)

Artist/maker

United States Government Printing Office (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'the home of your own / you've always dreamed / of. Of course waiting / is hard -- don't I / know! -- but you / can start building / right now, wherever / you are, by putting / aside money every pay / day -- much better / than just laying a / foundation of star- / dust.. Love, Margie'
On the right of the poster, in the style of a hand-written note, on 'yellow paper'

'V SOLDIER'S DEPOSITS V PERSONAL TRANSFER ACCOUNT V CLASS E ALLOTMENTS OF PAY V WAR BONDS / V NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE'
Below the image, 'v' printed in red, representing ticks, the text in black

'MARGIE POSTER SP NO. 1 / U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1944 --O-604496'
Lower left corner, in border

'C OVERSEAS AND PASSING THROUGH PE (1). FOR DISPLAY IN ORDERLY OR DAY ROOMS, POST EXCHANGES OVERSEAS AND IN PE (1:) I ECREATION HALLS. OVERSEAS / AND IN PE (1): RED CROSS INSTALLATIONS OVERSEAS AND IN PE (1). PE (SAVINGS PROMOTION OFF) (50). T OF OPNS (SAVINGS PROMOTION OFF) (10). Sv C (OVERSEAS) / (SAVINGS PROMOTION OFF) (10): BASE COMD (SAVING PROMOTION OFF) (10): ISLAND COMD (SAVING PROMOTION OFF (10): AREAS (SAVING PROMOTION OFF (10).
Lower right corner, in border

Dimensions

Height: 55.9 cm, Width: 43.1 cm

Descriptive line

"The home of your own you've always dreamed of...", World War II 'Margie Poster' depicting a young woman, issued by United States Government Printing Office, 1944

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Home; Notes; Domesticity; Blouses; Femininity; War; Letters; Women; Handwriting; Pens; Cosmetics; Propaganda

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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