First World War - War in the Air

Squash the Squander Bug

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Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM PST 16851
Place made
New Zealand
Subject period
Materials
  • medium: lithograph
  • support: paper
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 736 mm
  • Support: Width 499 mm
Alternative Names
  • object category: Poster
Creator
Category
posters

Object description

whole: the image is positioned in the centre, set against a white background. The title is separate and placed in the upper quarter, in black cursive script and in white, set against a red background. The main text is separate and located in the lower quarter, in red and in white, set against a black background. Further text is integrated and positioned in the upper centre, in black, and in the lower centre, in brown. image: a depiction of the Squander Bug - a bug-like cartoon character - carrying a bag of money. He runs away from the foot of an unseen man who is trying to stamp on him. The word 'savings' is inscribed on the sole of the man's shoe. text: Squash the SQUANDER BUG SAVINGS £ N.S.O. No. 31. Issued by the New Zealand National War Savings Committee, Wellington. PUT YOUR MONEY INTO 3% NATIONAL WAR SAVINGS

Physical description

National Savings Office Poster No. 31. Other similar designs, also featuring the Squander Bug, were also produced (see PST 16849, PST 16847 and PST 16848).

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