Don't do it Mother

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  • Art.IWM PST 3095
Art and Popular Design
Place made
Great Britain
Subject period
  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
  • medium: letterpress
  • whole: Height 757 mm, Width 505 mm
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  • object category: Poster

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Object description

whole: the image is placed in the upper half, incorporating a speech bubble that contains text in red. Text is positioned below, in red, with further text, placed at the bottom, in black set within a horizontal red rectangle. All is up against a plain white background. image: a monchrome image of an anxious looking mother sitting by the trunk of a tree in a rural scene with two young boys playing with a model aeroplane. A ghost-like figure of Hitler whispers to mother and points towards the city shown in the distance to the right. A speech bubble emerges from his mouth. text: TAKE THEM BACK! TAKE THEM BACK! TAKE THEM BACK! ... DON'T do it Mother - LEAVE THE CHILDREN WHERE THEY ARE ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

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Single sheet, printed on one side only. Previously folded into four sections.

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