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Think of others - prevent accidents tidy up

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1940s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (designer)
    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (publishers)
    Ministry of Labour and National Service (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.260-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR7

Physical description

Poster encouraging safety at work depicting a foot about to step onto a nail projecting from a piece of wood. Above the image is the poster's slogan in large green and white letters, 'Think of others', and below the image, 'Prevent accidents tidy up'. The artist has signed himself, 'Eckersley' along the upper edge of the image.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (published)

Date

ca.1940s (made)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (designer)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (publishers)
Ministry of Labour and National Service (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'THINK OF OTHERS'
Printed in green ('think of') to the left of the image, and in white ('others') against the trouser leg in the image

'PREVENT ACCIDENTS TIDY UP'
Below the image, printed in smaller black ('prevent') and green ('accidents'), and larger black ('tidy up'), letters

'ML/50'
The issue number, printed in the lower left-hand corner

'Issued by the Ministry of Labour and National Service and produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Terminal House, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.1'
Printing and publishing information, printed at the bottom of the poster within a black band. To the right is the Society's symbol, a cog and a triangle

'ECKERSLEY'
Artist's signature, along the edge of the image

Dimensions

Height: 76.3 cm, Width: 50.7 cm

Descriptive line

Safety at work poster produced by RoSPA, designed by Tom Eckersley, United Kingdom, 1940s

Materials

Lithographic ink; Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Prevention; Nails; Health; Accident; Safety; Shoes; Leg (body part)

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Health; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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