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Get first aid at once

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1943 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
    Loxley Bros. Ltd. (printers)
    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (issued by)
    ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) (publishers)

  • 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.1879-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR19

Physical description

Poster encouraging safety at work depicting a bandaged hand. Only the blue and red outline of the hand is visible against the black background, but the forefinger has a blue halo and is bandaged. Across the palm of the hand, printed in red and white letters, is the message, ‘Get first aid at once’. The artist's name and the date, 'Eckersley. 43' is printed in red along the lower edge of the hand.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1943 (made)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
Loxley Bros. Ltd. (printers)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (issued by)
ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'GET FIRST AID AT ONCE'
Printed in red, except for the words 'first aid', which are white,over the image

'IND/FA/21'
The issue number is printed in the lower left-hand corner, next to the Society's symbol, a cog and a triangle

'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

'ECKERSLEY'
Artist's signature, at the bottom of the image, along the edge of the arm

Dimensions

Height: 74.9 cm, Width: 48.8 cm

Descriptive line

Safety at work poster produced by RoSPA, designed by Tom Eckersley, and printed by Loxley Bros. Ltd, United Kingdom, 1943

Materials

Lithographic ink; Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Prevention; Accident; Bandages; Safety; Health; Industry; Hands

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Health; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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