Object details

Category
Posters
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
Unknown (Undefined)
Gilbt Whitehead and Co Ltd London SE9 (printer)
Red Cross and St John Fund, registered under the War Charities Act, 1940 (publisher/sponsor)
Production date
1940
Place made
Great Britain
Materials

Support: paper

medium: lithograph

Dimensions

Support: Height 760 mm, Width 550 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM PST 8784

Object associations

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