Think of others - prevent accidents tidy up

Poster
ca.1940s (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
Safety at work poster produced by RoSPA, designed by Tom Eckersley, United Kingdom, 1940s
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 76.3cm
  • Width: 50.7cm
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)
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
Subjects depicted
Other Number
LS.1986 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.260-2004

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record createdApril 24, 2006
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