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Drop It!

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1908 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thorne, A. E. (artist)
    Dangerfield Printing Co. Ltd. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Diamond in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:

    E.827-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 74, box B

Physical description

Political poster depicting three male figures, the central figure as John Bull (the personification of Great Britain, particularly England), wearing a Union Jack waistcoat and black top hat. He is carrying a stick and seizes the hand of David Lloyd-George, who holds a knife poised to attack and wears a hat with a target on the side. On the blade of the knife is the word 'Budget'. Behind the robust figure of John Bull in the centre is a third male figure wearing a blue waistcoat and trousers, over which he wears an apron reading 'Licensed Trade'. On the ground between the three is a gun with the words 'Licensing Bill 1908' on the side, and at the bottom is lettered 'Bandit: "Missed Fire! But no matter - take that!". John Bull: "I'll have that fair play. Drop it!"'. Lettered at the bottom with the name and address of the printers.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1908 (printed)

Artist/maker

Thorne, A. E. (artist)
Dangerfield Printing Co. Ltd. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed poster

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 52 cm

Descriptive line

Political poster by A. E. Thorne entitled 'Drop It!'. Great Britain, 1908.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Trade; Top hats; Union; Dispute; Knives; Guns

Categories

Politics; Posters; Printed pages & sheets

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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