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Be in the swim join the WRNS

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1960 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
    Admiralty (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.214-1982

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 70, box D

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph recruiting poster for the Women's Royal Naval Service, showing a woman dressed in a naval uniform with a mermaid's tail.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

ca.1960 (issued)

Artist/maker

Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
Admiralty (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Be / in / the / swim / join the / WRNS'
Text of design.

Dimensions

Height: 73.7 cm, Width: 48.3 cm

Descriptive line

'Be in the swim join the WRNS'. Colour offset lithograph recruiting poster for the Women's Royal Naval Service, designed by Edward Reginald Mount. Prepared for the Admiralty by the Central Office of Information, Great Britain, ca.1960.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Production Note

Prepared for the Admiralty by the Central Office of Information.

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Naval; Recruitment; Mermaid; Woman

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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