Object details

Category
Posters
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
Leahy, Bernard (Undefined)
Waste Paper Merchants Association (publisher/sponsor)
Place made
Great Britain
Materials

Support: paper

medium: lithograph

Dimensions

Support: Height 610 mm, Width 410 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM PST 19526

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