Object details

Category
Posters
Related period
1945-1989 (production), 1945-1989 (content)
Creator
Him, George
Place made
Great Britain
Materials

Support: paper

medium: lithograph

Dimensions

Support: Height 755 mm, Width 502 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM PST 8409

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