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Swarf Cuts Thin Shoes

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1944 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Keely, Pat Patrick Cokayne (artist)
    Rothholz, H. A., born 1919 - died 2000 (artist)
    Ministry of Labour and National Service (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photo-chromo-lithography

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Ministry of Information

  • Museum number:

    E.2132-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 69, box A

Physical description

Two photo-chromo-lithograph health and safety posters printed either side of a single sheet. Image 1 is signed and dated 'Pat Keely '44' and is a depiction of a piece of metal swarf lying on a wooden factory floor, on top of a footprint. Part of the swarf is shaped into the word 'Swarf'. Image 2 by Rothholz is a depiction of a worker lying face down on the floor, a box by his side, having been tripped up by an untied shoelace on his left boot.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1944 (made)

Artist/maker

Keely, Pat Patrick Cokayne (artist)
Rothholz, H. A., born 1919 - died 2000 (artist)
Ministry of Labour and National Service (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Photo-chromo-lithography

Marks and inscriptions

One side is signed and dated 'Pat Keely '44'.

Dimensions

:, Height: 30 in Size of sheet, Width: 20 in Size of sheet

Descriptive line

Two photo-chromo-lithograph health and safety posters printed on either side of a single sheet. One designed by Pat Keely and other by H. A. Rothholz. Issued by the Ministry of Labour and National Service during the Second World War. Great Britain, ca.1944.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.

Production Note

This object is one sheet with two different photo-chromo-lithograph poster designs, by separate artists, printed on either side.

Materials

Paper; Printing inks

Techniques

Photo lithography

Subjects depicted

Factory workers; Footprints; Accidents; Boots

Categories

Prints; Health; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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