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In War and Peace We Serve

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1940-42 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayes, Reginald Harry Duncan, born 1900 (artist)
    Great Western Railway (issuer)
    London, Midland and Scottish Railway (issuer)
    London and North Eastern Railway (issuer)
    Southern Railway (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Artist

  • Museum number:

    E.3862-1953

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 70, box 58

Physical description

'IN WAR AND PEACE WE SERVE'. Colour lithograph poster showing a steam train speeding along beneath a Union Flag, against a blue ground. Signed 'Reginald Mayes'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1940-42 (issued)

Artist/maker

Mayes, Reginald Harry Duncan, born 1900 (artist)
Great Western Railway (issuer)
London, Midland and Scottish Railway (issuer)
London and North Eastern Railway (issuer)
Southern Railway (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Reginald Mayes'
Signed

'IN WAR AND PEACE / WE SERVE'
Text of design

'GWR - LMS - LNER - SR'
Lettered below image

Dimensions

Height: 101.6 cm, Width: 63.5 cm

Descriptive line

Reginald Harry Mayes. 'In War And Peace We Serve'. Poster issued jointly during the Second World War by the Great Western Railway, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, the London and North Eastern Railway and the Southern Railway, ca.1940.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963
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

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Trains (vehicle groupings); Union Flag; Patriotism

Categories

Transport; Advertising; Posters; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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