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Poster - Use Spades not Ships
  • Use Spades not Ships
    Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996
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Use Spades not Ships

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)
    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1941-1945 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
    War Office (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.151-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Temporary Exhibition, room 39, case WW02

Physical description

'Use Spades not Ships. Grow your own food And Supply Your Own Cookhouse'. Colour lithograph propoganda poster. Signed.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)
Great Britain (issued)

Date

1941-1945 (issued)

Artist/maker

Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
War Office (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

Dimensions

Height: 745 mm, Width: 491 mm

Descriptive line

'Use Spades not Ships. Grow your own food And Supply Your Own Cookhouse'. Colour lithograph propoganda poster. Designed by Abram Games. Issued by the War Office during the Second World War. Great Britain. c.1941-45.

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

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Agriculture

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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