A Handkerchief in Time Saves Nine

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

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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

51-4253.

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