Object details

Category
Posters
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
Fernando, Gamwasi Senarath (Undefined)
Survey Department of Ceylon (printer)
Production date
1943-06
Place made
Ceylon
Materials

Support: paper

medium: lithograph

Dimensions

Support: Height 733 mm, Width 555 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM PST 15976

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