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Hiroshima Day

Poster
c. 1973 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Community print shop poster entitled 'Hiroshima Day'. A boy is depicted in white against a black background above an inscription in Japanese. There is a brief eye-witness account in English relating the story of the boy who had died in the nuclear attack. The location, time and date of the exhibition is lettered in red at the bottom.


Object details
Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Non-laminated poster
Brief description
Community print shop poster by the Greenwich Mural Workshop for an exhibition entitled 'Hiroshima Day', in association with the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons. Great Britain, ca. 1973.
Physical description
Community print shop poster entitled 'Hiroshima Day'. A boy is depicted in white against a black background above an inscription in Japanese. There is a brief eye-witness account in English relating the story of the boy who had died in the nuclear attack. The location, time and date of the exhibition is lettered in red at the bottom.
Dimensions
  • Height: 51cm
  • Width: 38cm
Dimensions measured 28/01/2013
Marks and inscriptions
  • Hiroshima Day (Lettered at the top in black and red)
  • I saw an infant boy leaning against the gate and heard him crying. When I approached and then touched him, I found that he was dead. To think that he might have been my son made my heart ache. - Hiroshima survivor (Lettered white on black )
  • Together we must stop the bomb Albany Empire Douglas Way, Deptford SE8 Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons Uk Affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) (Lettered in red capitals )
Credit line
Given by Greenwich Mural Workshop
Subjects depicted
Places depicted
Collection
Accession number
E.107-2011

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Record createdJanuary 25, 2013
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