Reinforce Children's Clothes

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM PST 8294
Art and Popular Design
Display status
IWM London
Place made
Great Britain
Subject period
  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
  • Support: Height 485 mm, Width 360 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: Poster

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Object description

whole: five separate images are located in the lower three-quarters. The title is separate and positioned in the upper quarter, in red. The text is partially integrated and placed in the upper centre, in black, and in the lower three-quarters, in white, held within red insets. The Board of Trade emblem is placed in the upper right. All set against a white background and held within a red border. image: a three-quarter length depiction of a young boy, seen from behind. He holds a ball under his arm, and wears clothes that have patches on the elbows and trouser seat. Surrounding him are four further images which illustrate ways to strengthen clothing: a sock with a reinforced heel and toe; a circular patch of cloth sewed behind a button; a blouse with extra stitching added; the hands of a woman who is knitting a sock. text: ISSUED BY THE BOARD OF TRADE BOARD OF TRADE REINFORCE CHILDREN'S CLOTHES They will last twice as long REINFORCE SOCK HEELS AND TOES REINFORCE INSIDE ELBOWS OR PATCH OUTSIDE AND BIND CUFFS DOUBLE-SEAT TROUSERS REINFORCE MATERIAL BEHIND BUTTONS WITH CIRCULAR PATCH STRENGTHEN BLOUSE BACK AND UNDER ARM KNIT EXTRA COTTON THREAD INTO HEELS AND TOES OF HAND-KNITTED SOCKS Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by H. Manly and Son Ltd. London. N.22. 51-3845. B.O.T. 1009

Physical description

Board of Trade Poster No.1009. 51-3845.

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