A Handkerchief in Time Saves Nine

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM PST 14149
Art and Popular Design
Place made
Great Britain
Subject period
  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph and letterpress
  • Support: Height 762 mm, Width 507 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: Poster

© IWM (Art.IWM PST 14149)

Purchase & License
Object description

whole: the main image is positioned in the upper half, with nine smaller images positioned across the centre. The title and text are separate and placed along the top edge and in the lower half, in black. Further text is separate and placed in the lower quarter, in black, held within a yellow inset. All set against a white background. image: a portrait of a sneezing man, holding a handkerchief up to his face. The smaller images are portraits of various male and female military or civilian personnel, such as an infantryman, nurse, miner and telephone operator, smiling and looking directly out of the poster. text: A handkerchief in time saves nine and helps to keep the nation fighting fit COUGHS and SNEEZES SPREAD DISEASES ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH THE CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR HEALTH EDUCATION Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Norbury Printers Ltd. 51-4253

Physical description


Associated people and organisations
Associated places
Associated events
Associated keywords
Associated subjects

IWM Non Commercial Licence

The media for this item are free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Video, sound and images can be embedded with the code we offer here, and images can also be downloaded.

By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © IWM (Art.IWM PST 14149)

  • Download this item
    Embed HTML
    Embed BBCode