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World War, 1939-1945

World War 1939-1945 poster collection. – 1936-1945; predominant 1939-1945. – 213 items.
Although this is mainly a collection of posters, there is one photograph (#C24) and one calendar (#C21).

Posters have been organized by issuing country: A (Australia), C (Canada), B (Britain) and U (USA).
Posters have been described as follows:
- Assigned country and numerical order. Information can be found on the reverse upper-right hand corner of each item.
- Issuing authority
- Artist, if known.
- Title, if given.
- Date Published, if given, or estimated.
- Size in (cm), measured vertically and horizontally from edge of poster itself.
- Note on condition.
- Description of content.

Australia

A1
Authority: Australia: R.A.A.F. Recruiting Centre, Woolloomooloo
Artist: Walter Jardine
Titled: This is a man’s job!
Date: World War II
Size: 28 x 33 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of pilot in front of a bull’s-eye

A2
Authority: Australia: R.A.A.F. Recruiting Centre, Woolloomooloo
Artist: Walter Jardine
Titled: This is a man’s job!
Date: World War II
Size: 28 x 33 cm
Condition: Some folding of bottom right corner
Description: Drawing of two men with aeroplane propeller

A3
Authority: Australia P.14
Titled: Buy 6 D / WAR SAVINGS / STAMPS
Date: World War II
Size: 25.5 x 32 cm
Condition: Bottom right corner is torn off
Description: Drawing of a War Saving Stamp

A4
Authority: Australia: Second Liberty Loan
Artist: Fullarton
Titled: Your money must fight!
Date: World War II
Size: 26 cm x 18.5 cm
Condition: Some wrinkles on bottom half
Description: Drawing of money symbols wearing hats and carrying guns with silhouettes of soldiers falling.

A5
Authority: Australia: Third Liberty Loan
Titled: Come on / Australians!
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 23.5 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of a soldier’s silhouette with rifle

A6
Authority: Australia: Second Liberty Loan
Artist: Grieve
Titled: For a / SPLENDID / Victory
Date: World War II
Size: 25 x 19 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of two tanks

A7
Authority: Australia: Third Liberty Loan
Titled: Are you entitled / to wear this / ‘Badge of Honour’
Date: World War II
Size: 38.5 x 23 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Illustration of the badge of honour

Canada

#C1
Authority: Canada
Artist: None Shown
Titled: Serve Proudly in the Naval Reserve
Date: World War II
Size: 96 x 70 cm
Condition: Appears new as issued.
Description: "Serve Proudly in the Naval Reserve"; poster depicts an image of a sailor with a large deck gun in the immediate background. His cap reads "H.M.C.S. Canada".

#C2
Authority: The Department of National Defence, Ottawa
Artist: Taber (or Fabler)
Titled: Be Ready
Date: World War II
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Fair condition with some folding and slight repairs done to the top and bottom margins
Description: Image consists of the hand and arm of a soldier grasping his equipment.

#C3
Authority: National Film Board, Ottawa. Printed in Canada NFB – 2E
Artist: ABUGOV [printed in left hand corner]
Titled: If the Cap Fits, Wear it!
Date: World War II
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Some centre folding present, but otherwise clean as issued
Description: Poster features a series of hats, ranging from that of an air-force cadet to a standard issue. Hands are in front of each hat in a saluting posture.

#C4
Authority: Publié par la commission de l’information de Guerre, Ottawa. No. UF – 7.
Artist: Hubert Rogers, ’42, Ottawa
Titled: "Deux courageux marines candiens de la corvette 'Oakville' subjguent l'équipage d'un sous-marin allemand dans la mer des Caraibes"
Date: 1942
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Fair condition with some folding visible and tape marking the top edge.
Description: Poster depicts two Canadians on a German submarine at night on stormy Caribbean seas.

#C5
Authority: Wartime Information Board, Ottawa. No. UE – 8.
Artist: Hubert Rogers, ‘43, Ottawa
Titled: Men of Valor. They Fight for You
Date: 1943
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Clean as issued except for the original folding.
Description: Poster represents the landing at Dieppe on August 19, 1942. It honours and features the Lt. Col. Merritt, South Saskatchewan Regiment, as he struggles twards enemy lines.

#C6
Authority: Wartime Information Board, Ottawa. No. UE-9
Artist: Hubert Rogers, Ottawa
Titled: Men of Valor. They Fight for You. “For skill and daring of high degree”
Date: 1943
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Clean as issued except for original folding.
Description: Poster honours and features F/L Ralph McLaren Christie, flying off the Dutch coast. It consists of his bird’s-eye view of a German battleship, which is part of a convoy that is firing at him.

#C7
Duplicate of number C6.

#C8
Authority: Canada
Artist: Ron White                                                       
Titled: Buy Victory Bonds
Date: World War II
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Good – two noticeable nicks in upper margin, with tiny nicks elsewhere not affecting image.
Description: Poster shows a young woman reading a newspaper, with the faces of Canadian soldiers in the sky above her.

#C9
Authority: Canada
Artist: C/A/A [lower left hand corner]
Titled: Step by Step to Victory … Buy Victory Bonds
Date: World War II [1944]
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Poor, with heavy horizontal creasing, small loss of image in right hand side and slight fraying elsewhere
Description: Poster shows a map, with small flags placed on the countries which have been liberated from the Germans. A large hand prepares to place a flag on Germany.

#C10
Authority: Canada
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Here’s Our Objective … Buy Victory Bonds
Date: World War II
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Poor, with the loss of text and image in the upper right and left hand corners, smudges and some crumpling
Description: Poster shows several people crowding around a scale that details the amount of money needed.

#C11
Poster is identical to number C10, with the exception of a large section of the upper left and corner being missing, in addition to a one inch hole at centre left.

#C12
Authority: Canada. 9th Victory Loan
Artist: B118790 Sgt Davis A.A. M.T.3. D.M.T. Ottawa
Titled: Canada Ninth Victory Loan
Date: October 1945
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Good, with only some horizontal folding
Description: Poster shows the General Services insignia against $100 bond image, payable 1963.

#C13
Poster is identical to number C12, with the exception of deep horizontal creasing down the centre, dust markings in the upper right hand corner and some fraying.

#C14
Authority: Dominion of Canada
Artist: None Shown
Titled: Choose Your Bonds. Buy the New Victory Bonds.
Date: World War II [1940]
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Very good
Description: Poster provides its reader with a clear choice by presenting both an image of shackles tied to a Nazi insignia, as well as the image of Victory Loan papers.

#C15
Authority: Wartime Information Board, produced by the National Film Board, WIB -8E
Artist: Mayo [upper left corner]
Titled: 1944 Year of Decision
Date: 1944
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Very good, with only a slight horizontal crease down the centre
Description: Poster shows several red arrows pointing towards a topographical image of Germany.

#C16
Authority: Canada
Artist: Houston
Titled: The Marksman’s Touch is Still the Answer
Date: World War II [1944]
Size: 72 x 54 cm
Condition: Very good
Description: This poster shows the hand of a Canadian solider holding up a helmet, which has a fresh bullet hole in it. A metal tag is visible around the soldier’s wrist, which reads “Canada”.

#C17
Authority: Canada. R.C.A.F
Artist: Ted Harris
Titled: She Serves that Men may Fly
Date: World War II
Size: 64 x 48 cm
Condition: Appears mint as issued
Description: Poster contains a woman in an air-force uniform, with four fighter pilots behind her in a line. Planes are flying overhead.

#C18
Authority: National War Finances Committee, Ottawa.
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: The National War Finance Committee presents free movies ….
Date: World War II
Size: 60 x 45 cm
Condition: New as issued with small defect in background colouring at top left hand corner.
Description: Poster has two images, one of men and tanks in silhouette advancing, and another photographic image of soldiers disembarking from a ship. There is a blank square captioned "Showing" in which the film's name would have been written.

#C19 (Smaller version of number C14)
Authority: Canada
Artist: H.V Shaw
Titled: Choose Your Bonds. Buy Victory Bonds.
Date: World War II
Size: 60 x 44 cm
Condition: Poor, with rips and creases in the upper portion of the poster. One corner has been detached and reattached.

#C20
Authority: Director of Public Information, Ottawa
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: “He talked. ... this happened ...”
Date: World War II
Size: 50 x 34 cm
Condition: Very fine with only minor horizontal folding
Description: Poster shows two men being overheard by a spy in a pub, which is presented above the image of a ship sinking.

#C21
Authority: The J.R Watkins Company
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: None given
Date: 1944
Size: 43 x 23 cm
Condition: New as issued
Description: A company calendar starting with January 1944, including wartime motifs and advertisements of products.

#C22
Authority: Canada
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Join the 2nd Reserve Battalion, Princess of Wales own Regiment II
Date: 1943
Size: 40 x 20 cm
Condition: New as issued except for two thumbtack holes
Description: This is a silhouette card, perhaps with a stand-up flap on the back.

#C23
Authority: Greek War Relief Fund, Canada
Artist: Oscar/R. G.B
Titled: Don’t Let Them Starve June 7-26th, Objective $500,000
Date: World War II
Size: 34 x 25 cm
Condition: Good, with minor edge abrasions and smudges.
Description: Poster shows an impoverished and emaciated mother holding her son.

#C24
Authority: Canada
Artist: None Shown
Titled: None given. A photograph of the dedication of the Vimy Ridge War Memorial.
Date: 1936
Size: 30 x 40 cm
Condition: Good, with two inch tear in lower left margin.
Description: The photograph shows hundreds of people crowded around the memorial.

#C25
Authority: Canada Food Board
Artist: Produced and donated by Rous and Mann, Toronto
Titled: Fish and Vegetable / Meals / will save wheat, meat and fats / for our soldiers and allies
Date: World War II
Size: 55 x 50 cm
Condition: Good but with visible creases
Description: Above text, against a dark brown background, is detailed image of vegetables and fish. Logo of Canada Food Board (sheaf of wheat surrounded by the 3 words) upper right.

#C26
Authority: Canada
Artist: None Shown
Titled: VIGILANCE, Enrolez-vous dans l’active des MAINTENANT
Date: World War II
Size: 87 x 60 cm
Condition: New as issued, save for some minor creasing. This is a poster of a solider marching forward, with a blurry red and maroon sky above him.

#C27
Authority: Wartime Information Board, Ottawa
Artist: R. Filipowski
Titled: “The torch be yours to hold it high. ...”
Date: World War II
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Good, with some visible folding.
Description: "The torch be yours to hold it high.... though poppies grow in Flanders Fields". The poem is "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae. Torch-bearing figure is in front of the Vimy memorial.

#C28
Authority: Wartime Information Board, produced by the National Film Board, Ottawa
Artist: A.Y Jackson
Titled: This is our Strength. The New North. The doors of the Canadian north open on Asia and Europe. The Alaska highway, new air fields, oil and mineral developments, make this area a strategic centre both for war needs and the future. Our northern flying routes, link the continents together and make Canada a focal point in the new air age
Date: Late World War II
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Good, with minor creasing and staining at top edge.
Description: Poster shows a convoy of Alaska Highway trucks, with the Northern Lights and an airplane in the sky.

#C29
Authority: Canada
Artist: None Shown
Titled: You’ll have Something to Fall Back on After the War ... if you Buy Victory Bonds. Canada's 9th Victory Loan
Date: October 1945
Size: 45 x 60 cm
Condition: Heavy horizontal folding with some minor abrasions.
Description: Poster depicts an image of a man lying on a pile of money and lighting his pipe with a bill. A man's military uniform is hanging to the right of him, covered in spider webs

#C30
Authority: Canada
Artist: R.S.S
Titled: On the Sea, Remember the Boys Who Deliver the Goods. Give Them Protection Buy Victory Bonds
Date: World War II
Size: 60 x 50 cm
Condition: Average – minor creasing, lower right hand corner missing, not affecting text.
Description: Poster depicts a sinking ship with a submarine periscope in the foreground

#C31
Authority: The Director of Public Information, under authority of the Minister of National War Services, Ottawa
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: WE WANT RAGS / For vital war needs! / Get in touch with your local committee
Date: World War II
Size: 40 x 26 cm
Condition: Very good, with only minor damage to the top left area.
Description: Poster shows many soldiers and tanks charging on a green and black background.

#C32
Authority: The Director of Public Information, under authority of the Minister of National War Services, Ottawa
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: WANTED MAGAZINES FOR OUR FIGHTING MEN / Get in touch with your local committee
Date: World War II
Size: 40 x 28 cm
Condition: This poster has no visible damage
Description: Shows three men (soldier, sailor and officer) happily reading a magazine on a dark background

#C33
Authority: The Director of Public Information, under authority of the Minister of National War Services, Ottawa
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: SAVE WASTE BONES – they make glue for aircraft ... and are used for explosives ... / Get in touch with your local committee
Date: World War II
Size: 40 x 28 cm
Condition: Excellent – no visible damage or blurring
Description: Poster shows a plane dropping bombs against a blue background

#C34
Authority: Canada
Artist: W. Bock – signed at the bottom left of the illustration
Titled: To Have and to Hold / VICTORY BONDS
Date: World War II
Size: 60 x 45 cm
Condition: Very poor – bottom corners are partly missing, several nicks and some damage caused from mounting
Description: Image shows a soldier hugging a little girl

#C35
Authority: The Director of Public Information, under authority of the Minister of National War Services, Ottawa
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: DIG IN AND DIG OUT THE SCRAP / Save metals, rags, paper, bones, rubber, glass / They are vital war needs / Get in touch with your local committee
Date: World War II
Size: 40 x 28 cm
Condition: Very clear image with no damage to the sides or corners
Description: Poster shows a smiling woman with various items in her arms. Green and black background.

#C36
Authority: Wartime Information Board, Ottawa.
Artist: Not Shown – Printed in Canada “WIE – 1E”
Titled: Don’t Talk about Troop Movements – Ship Sailings – War Work – Munitions Shipments
Date: World War II
Size: 62 x 46 cm
Condition: New as issued, except for some minor creasing down the middle
Description: Poster depicts what spies may or may not look like

#C37
Authority: Empire Information, reproduction of a British poster – Toronto, Canada
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: BE SO PROUD OF THE RACE TO WHICH YOU BELONG […] no one of us could offer our country and our commonwealth any better prayer today.
Date: 1940
Size: 77 x 52 cm                                                                     
Condition: Poster is new as issued
Description: Presents a portion of a speech given by Lord of Halifax at Oxford.

#C38
Authority: The Director of Public Information, under authority of the Minister of National War Services, Ottawa
Artist: Not shown
Titled: SAVE WASTE PAPER – it is used for ammunition and other vital needs / Get in touch with your local committee
Date: World War II
Size: 41 x 28 cm
Condition: Very good
Description: Poster contains the image of machine gunner.

#C39
Authority: The Director of Public Information, under authority of the Minister of National War Services, Ottawa
Artist: Not Shown – Publisher symbol in bottom left reads “PDI AGE 6”
Titled: Sealed Lips Will Save Our Ships
Date: World War II
Size: 32 x 25 cm
Condition: No nicks or folds and a very clear image
Description: Poster shows a sailor with his index finger extended to his hushed lips.

#C40
Authority: Hon. J.G. Gardiner, Minister of National War Services, Ottawa
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: WANTED SCRAP METAL ... to make tanks, guns, ammunition / Get in touch with your local committee
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Excellent
Description: Poster is of two tanks (one in foreground, the other in the background) on an orange background.

#C41
Authority: The Director of Public Information, under the authority of the Minister of National War Services, Ottawa
Artist: Illilcox – [written bottom left of the image]
Titled: - TO VICTORY
Date: World War II
Size: 34 x 23 cm
Condition: Very good
Description: Poster depicts an armed beaver (representing Canada) and lion (representing Britain) charging to victory.

#C42
Authority: Canada. Chief of the General Staff
Artist: T. Miller
Titled: “TO ALL RANKS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY. ...”
Date: World War II [1943-1944]
Size: 46 x 30 cm
Condition: New as issued
Description: Poster consists of a portrait of the General, below which is his official declaration to the Canadian people.

#C43
Authority: The Canadian Red Cross
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: GIVE! ... to relieve human suffering / $9,000,000 Needed NOW / CANADIAN RED CROSS
Date: World War II
Size: 72 x 53 cm
Condition: Excellent, with the exception of a small nick on the left side and some minor discolouration
Description: Poster shows a young nurse with a cloak. Canadian Red Cross colours used – white, red and blue.

#C44
Authority: The Director of Public Information, under the authority of the Minister of National War Services, Ottawa, 1E – 3
Artist: Signature in the top left – “Aldurlislcle”
Titled: Whatever your Job May be ... Fight
Date: World War II
Size: 78 x 53 cm
Condition: Top corners are damaged
Description: Poster depicts a soldier at attention in the background, with a lumberman in the foreground.

#C45
Authority: The Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, IE – 7
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Its Got to Fit. ... To Do to its Bit! Get your work into the “SCRAP”, not the scrap heap
Date: World War II
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Fair, with the corner missing from the bottom left, and a slight tear to the top left.
Description: Poster depicts a cogged wheel

#C46
Authority: National Film Board, Ottawa, NFB – 1E
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Your Health is Canada’s Health / for free information on health and nutrition, write the Department of Pensions and National Health, Ottawa
Date: World War II
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Average – heavy creasing in the bottom left corner, and appears to have been folded several times judging by the faint creases down the middle and across the image
Description: This poster shows a jovial workman with a wrench over his shoulder.

#C47
Authority: Issued for The National Salvage Office, under authority of the Minister of National War Services, Ottawa
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: We’re in the Army Now / Your Aid is Vital! / Save Metals, Rags, Paper, Bones, Rubber, Glass / They are used in War Supplies / Get in touch with your local committee
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Good, with only slight damage to the top left corner.
Description: Poster shows three women in uniform, holding various supplies for recycling. Orange background.

#C48
Authority: The Wartime Information Board, Ottawa
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Make it Fit to Fight / Get your work into the “SCRAP” – not the scrap heap
Date: World War II
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: A large potion of the poster is missing from the bottom right section. With this exception, the poster is in good condition.
Description: The poster consists of the above title on a large yellow backdrop.

#C49
Authority: Canada
Titled: Which do you want? / This / [four b&w photographs of bomb damage in England / or This / [four b&w photographs of Montreal] / Buy / Victory Bonds / and preserve the / Canadian way of life
Date: World War II
Size: 96 cm x 75 cm
Condition: water-damage.

#C50
Authority: Canada
Artist: Ron White
Titled: Achetons / des Obligations / de la Victoire
Date: World War II
Size: 1m 20 cm x 91 cm
Description: Young man, wearing badge 256, part of a Union Jack and a V visible on either side; above are tanks and soldiers. Oversize

#C51
Authority: le Service de l’information … Ministre des services nationaux de guerre, Ottawa. UF-6S
Titled: Abattez-le / Par / VOTRE TRAVAIL
Date: World War II
Size: 35 x 23 cm
Condition: Has some small tears
Description: Drawing of Hitler up a tree being chopped down by a beaver.

#C52
Authority: Canadian Legion War Services
Titled: Aidez Aujourd’hui /
à préparer son retour
Date: World War II
Size: 36.5 x 26.5 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of two heads: one a solider, the other a civilian.

#C53
Note: C54 is identical, only in French.
Authority: Director of Public Information … Minister of National War Services, Ottawa. UE 3S
Artist: Surrey
Titled: EVERY CANADIAN / MUST FIGHT
Date: World War II
Size: 44.5 x 31 cm
Condition: Fold across centre; small tears
Description: Drawing of soldier and worker

#C54
Authority: le Service de l’information … Ministre des services nationaux de guerre, Ottawa. UE 3S
Artist: Surrey
Titled: TOUT CANADIEN / DOIT COMBATTRE
Date: World War II
Size: 44.5 x 31 cm
Condition: Fold across centre; small tears
Description: Drawing of soldier and worker

#C55
Authority: Canadian Jewish Congress, western section, Winnipeg
Artist: Harry Louis Gutkin
Titled: This has happened before in Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, France, Belgium and Holland.
Date: 28 February 1941
Size: 56 × 43 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Canadian Victory Bond poster, text mainly in Yiddish. Issued by the Israelite Press, 28 February 1941, under the auspices of the western section of the Canadian Jewish Congress on the occasion of Samuel Bronfman's 50th birthday. Names of the Congress executive are listed. The first in a series of announcements from the Canadian Jewish community to raise money for the war effort. Reference is made to Sir Winston Churchill's speech, "Blood, Sweat, and Tears". Illustrations by Harry Louis Gutkin of war savings certificates and of refugees. Newspaper quality paper.
Accession 54-2008

#C56
Authority: Canadian Jewish Congress, western section, Winnipeg
Artist: Harry Louis Gutkin
Titled: The Jewish people suffer from the gangsterism of the Nazis perpetrated by the greatest Haman Adolph Hitler
Date: [1941]
Size: 57 × 44 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Canadian Victory Bond poster, text mainly in Yiddish. The third in a series of announcements issued by Jewish patriotic citizens helping the democratic front in a campaign against racial hatred. Reference is made to Sir Winston Churchill. People are requested to donate money to the war effort, 25¢ for a bullet, a certificate of $4 is better, to build ships, cannons, etc. Illustrations by Harry Luis Gutkin of war saving certificates, of Churchill, and of Hitler with a machine gun killing people. "This advertisement sponsored by City Hydro and Western Engraving Bureau Limited." Thick, white paper stock.
Accession 54-2008

#C57
Titled: À Compléter ... Obligations de la Victoire et nos Certificates
Date: [1945]
Size: 90 x 30 cm
Condition: Good
Description: List of four tasks to be done; "La guerre en Europe" is crossed off; hand with red pencil is on top of "La guerre contre le Japon"
Accession 31-2008

#C58
Titled: Dominion Day Mardi Gras
Date: 1 July 1945
Size: 56 x 44 cm
Condition: Some tears on bottom; folding marks
Description: Second Canadian Infantry Division celebrations at Bad Zwischenahn Airfield. List of activities and refreshments illustrated with cartoon characters.
Accession 30-2008

#C59
Titled: Put Victory First Buy Victory Bonds
Date: [1939-1945]
Size: 23 x 118 cm
Condition: Folded in half; some staining at edges and in the centre
Description: Text appears in blue and red; there are wings above the chararacter "V"
Accession 30-2008

#C60
Titled: Thousands are waiting to use what you're making
Artist: W.A. Winter
Date: [1939-1945]
Size: 60 x 46 cm
Condition: Mended tear on bottom
Description: Drawing depicts soldiers, sailors, and airmen surrounding a machinist.
Accession 22-2009

#C61
Titled:"I'll be with you boys" Fly and Fight with the R.C.A.F.Every Sunday listen to "L for Lanky" sponsored by Marconi, the Greatest Name in Radio
Date: [1939-1945]
Size:33 x 25 cm; display card
Description: Drawing depicts a pilot gazing up at planes in the sky.
Condition: Stain in bottom left
Accession 50-2008

#C62a&b
Titled: Nos timbres d'épargne concluisent nos avion sur Berlin. Our War Savings stamps are flying Bombers to Berlin
Date: [ca. 1942]
Size: 56 x 71 cm
Description: Drawing depicts the black outlines of planes crossing a map of the Atlantic. There is also a separate sheet, "Un d'abattu deux autres à vaincre," "One Down Two to Go", with stamps and instructions
Accession 50-2008

#C63
Authority: Director of Public Information Ottawa by authority of Hon. James G. Gardiner, Minister of National War Services
Titled: Carless Talk Brings Tragedy in Wartime
Date: [ca. 1942]
Size: 75 x 51 cm
Artist: L.B. Jameson
Description: Drawings depict the five steps between a soldier telling his sweetheart about the troop train and the saboteur wrecking the train.
Accession 50-2008

#C64
Titled: Buy Victory Bonds
Date: [1939-1945]]
Size: 92 x 61 cm; display card
Artist: A. Bruce Stapleton
Description: Drawing depicts three military men on the battlefield.
Accession 50-2008

#C65
Authority: Eastern Canada Command Legion of Frontiersmen
Titled: Help Win the War in the Air Campaign for $100,000 to buy a Bomber
Date: [1939-1942]
Size: 53 x 35 cm
Description: Drawing depicts a bomber plane. Stamped on the verso is "Sho Art Service Registered"
Accession 50-2008

#C66
Authority: Department of National Defence, Ottawa
Titled: Lick Them Over There! Come on Canada!
Date: [1939-1942]
Size:45 x 31 cm; display card
Description: Drawing depicts a a soldier with one foot in Canada and the other stretched across the ocean. The Union Jack and Nazi swastikas are visible in the distance.
Accession 50-2008
#C67
Authority: A. Stevens
Titled: Welcome Home Son
Date: 1945
Size: 90 x 45 cm; fabric banner
Description: Lettering is in red and blue illustrated with two green maple leaves.
Accession 11-2010.

#C68
Authority: Canada
Titled: Keep These Hands Off!
Date: [1939-1945]
Size: 61 x 92 cm
Artist: G.K. Odell
Description: Mother and child with threatening claw hands, with Nazi and Japanese symbols. “Buy the New Victory Bonds” appears on the bottom.
Accession 11-2010.

#C69
Authority: Canada
Titled: Now! It’s the 12 Month Plan. Sign your name for Victory.
Date: [1945?]
Size: 1.17 m x 87 cm
Artist: Odell and Paul
Description: This is possibly from the 9th and Final Campaign in October 1945.  The illustration show bonds coming due in the 1960s, along with details of the plan.
Accession 11-2010.

mperial Tobacco Co. of Canada posters
Imperial Tobacco Co. of Canada in Montreal manufactured Sweet Caporal cigarettes. Thus it is assumed that these two series of posters were issued by this company for their employees. Both series were issued in English and French. They have numbers stamped on them; C numbers have not been assigned to them by them by the archivist. Accession 11-2010.
Series 1: Happiness, numbered 1-16 on bottom right; each poster has an additional number “5848” (posters 1-8), “5938” (posters 9-16) stamped in the bottom left corner.
The tagline for poster 1 is“Qu’ils soient joyeux”. The taglines for posters 2, 4-16 are: “Keep “Em Happy!”, “Rendez-les joyeux!”. The taglines appear on the bottom of each poster.
Poster 1, in French. “Nous voulons des Sweet Caps! Notre ouvrage est de produire. Fasions de notre pour, Qu’ils soient joyeux”. [You want Sweet Caps! Our job is to produce the best so you will be happy]. Illustrated with a solider smoking.
Poster 2, in English and French. “Post Office, Have You Let Him down? Don’t disappoint the boys.” The posters are illustrated with soldiers at a post office, two receiving mail and one unhappy one without mail.
Poster 3, in French. It has been assigned to this series because it has “5848” stamped in the corner and number 3 in the centre. It has no tagline. “L’appréciation de votre cooperation east exprimée dans cette lettre”. [Appreciation for your assistance is contained in this letter.] It is illustrated by a little girl asking her father. “Qu’est-ce qu’il dit papa?” [What does it say daddy?] The text of the letter follows: “.. et merci beaucoup pour les cigarettes. Elles ont été très appréciées. Un gros meric à ceux qui contribuent àla preparation de ces paquets. Votre fils qui vous aime, Pierre. Un bon bec à petite souer. [Thanks so much for the cigarettes. They are most welcome. A big thanks to those who made them.  Your loving son, Pierre. A kiss for my little sister.]
Poster 4, in English and French. “‘Make up’ his parcel before you ‘make up’ your face. He’s waiting.” The posters are illustrated by a woman at a desk applying her make up.
Poster 5, in English and French. “Received the cig’s o.k. You know a happy soldier is a good soldier and boy! Are we good! Cheerio, Jim, Don & Jerry.” The posters are illustrated by three smiling, smoking soldiers. In French their names are “Jean, Paul & Jos.”
Poster 6, in English and French. “Away Sick. A day’s work lost may mean 500 disappointed soldier. Keep Healthy … Keep working to”. The posters are I llustrated by an empty desk.
Poster 7, in English and French. Begin with the text of a letter: “gift parcel – ‘smokers’ for the soldiers. When mail day rolls around even letters must take second place until cigarette lists have been scanned. We on active service certainly appreciate everything you are doing. Cheerio for now John.” “Your co-operation is making this possible. Let’s keep up the good work to”. In French, the letter writer’s name is “Paul”.
Poster 8, in English and French. “Waiting! This soldier has an appointment with the parcel you are sending. Get the parcels out on time and” The posters are illustrated by a soldier standing on a dock looking at ships.
Poster 9, in English and French. “and the cigarettes arrived on time. Believe me. They are certainly appreciated ‘thanks a million’. Well mom. So long for now, Your Own Bud, P.S. I miss you.” The posters are illustrated with a mother reading this letter with a photograph of Bud behind her. In French, the letter writer’s name is changed to “Jean” but the name “Bud” still appears in the photograph.
Poster 10, in English and French. “Errors Cause Delay. Don’t keep the boys waiting.” The posters are illustrated with a young woman tying.
Poster 11, in English and French. “Letter received by your department. ‘… as one Canadian soldier’s sincere appreciation of the g rand job you and your employees are doing in bringing to us our greatest need at this time … cigarettes.’ We are all proud of our part in”. Not illustrated.
Poster 12, in English and French. “Getting Nowhere! Lack of teamwork here keeps the boys over there waiting. Let’s pull together and”. The poster is illustrated by two young woman rowing in opposite directions in a boat name “Tempus Fugit”.
Poster 13, in French. “‘et j’ai reçu les cigarettes à temps. Merci Maman. Votre fils, Jacques. P.S. Je pense souvent à votre tarte aux pommes.’ Nous ne pouvons pas envoyer de tartes aux pommes. Mais quand il si’agit de cigarettes .. Nous le pouvons! [And I received the cigarettes promptly. Thanks mom. Your son, Jack. P.S. I often think about your apple pie. We cannot send apple pie. But when it comes to cigarettes, we can.]
Poster 14, in English and French. “Time files when you’re busy. Rush the gift parcels to our soldiers overseas and.” The posters are illustrated with a female office worker looking at a clock.
Poster 15, in French. “N’imitez pas Néron. Ne jouez pas avec le temps. Cela retarderait les pacquets. Ne faites past attendre nos gars.”[Don’t imitate Nero. Don’t play with time. That will slow up production of cigarettes. Don’t make our boys wait.]. The posters are illustrated with a picture of Emperor Nero of Rome playing a violin in front of a clock.
Poster 16, in English and French. “100% efficient. Can you say this about your department. Are you doing your best to speed the shipping of cigarettes to our boys overseas? Your best is needed to.” Not illustrated.
Number of posters in this series: 28

Series 2: Victory
The taglines in this series vary, although they all contain the word “victory”, except number 16. Numbered 3-6, 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20 on the bottom right. The number “5917” is stamped on the bottom left (posters 3-17); poster number 19 has the number “6037” stamped on it; poster no 20 begins with “6”, presumably “6037”
Poster 3, in English and French. “Who Am I? I am a mature tobacco leaf choice in form and colour. I am Johnny Tobacco. I am Vital to Victory”. The posters are illustrated by Johnny looking into a mirror.
Poster 4, in French. “Qui suis-je? Je suis: l’ami de solitaire, le pain de l’affame, la joie de l’afflige, le foyer de celuit qui gèle, l’ami de toujours de no soldats. Je suis Tit-Jean Tabac. Je suis essential à la victoire. [Who am I? I am a friend for the lonely, bread for the hungry, joy for the suffering, comfort for those who are cold, the friend of all soldiers. I am Johnny Tobacco. I am vital for victory.]. Illustrated with Johnny wearing a sailor’s cap in front of a tank.
Poster 5, in English and French. “Guard you Health. Lost Time Helps Hitler. You’re vital to Victory”. The posters are illustrated with a Red Cross.
Poster 6, in French. “Tit-Jean Tabac vous dit: My condition parfait det mon arôme délicat dependent de votre habileté au travail et de vois soins. Continuez à bien travailler. Nous sommes essentiels à la victoire.” [Johnny Tobacco says: My perfect conditions and delicate aroma dpends on your work habits and care. Keep up the good work. We are vital for victory.] Illustrated with Johnny smoking.
Poster 8, in English and French. “Hi-ya Folks! I’m Johnny Tobacco. The boys overseas tell me I’m always welcome in their ranks … they eagerly await my arrival. I’m vital to victory.”The posters are illustrated with Johnny carrying a rife.
Poster 11, in English. “Duty. I’m on the Job Everyday. Are you? We’re Vital to Victory.” Illustrated with a soldier smoking.
Poster 14, in English and French. “A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. What kind of a link are you? You’re Vital to Victory.” The posters are illustrated with a chain of links, one of which is beginning to break.
Poster 15, in French. “Je suis le favori des gars. Tit-Jean Tabac. Je suis essential à la victoire.” [I am the guys’ favourite. Johnny Tobacco.] Illustrated with images of a sailor, soldier, and air man smoking, above Johnny Tobacco who is marching with a rifle.
Poster 16, in English and French. “Ask yourself this question. What kind of a company, would this company be, if every employee was just like me? The posters are illustrated with a finger pointing forward.
Poster 17, in English and French. “A Soldier that Leaves his Battle Station is a deserter. We’re on the Fighting Front at Home. Keep on the Job. We’re Vital to Victory.” The posters are illustrated by Johnny Tobacco, carrying a shell and loading a stationary gun.
Poster 19, in English and French. “Happiness. Our job is to keep our fighting men happy. Let’s do our best. We’re Vital to Victory.” The posters are illustrated with Johnny Tobacco carrying a carton of cigarettes.
Poster 20, in French. “Au secours! Écrasez Hitler. Nour sommes Essesentiels à la victorie.”  [Help stamp out Hitler. We’re Vital to Victory] Illustrated with Johnny Tobacco pounding the Nazi swastika with a mallet.
Number of posters in this series: 19

Other:
Poster is not numbered on the bottom right; on the bottom left number “6061” has been stamped; in English and French; 2 posters. “The President and Directors congratulate all employees on the success of their campaign in support of the Fourth Victory Loan.” The posters are illustrated with a crest.


Britain

#B1
Authority: Empire Marketing Board. “Printed for HMSO by John Waddington Ltd., of Leeds and London”
Artist: Chas Pears
Titled: UNINHABITABLE
Date: World War II. No. “A.L.3” in a series.
Size: 90 x 110 cm
Condition: Very fine – some minor nicks not affecting the image
Description: The poster shows a British battleship, with several other ships following in formation. Oversize

#B2 (2 copies)                                                                                                                        
Authority: United Kingdom “H.Q. 62 – 2- 157 – FD.4.K.D”
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Curiosity, Ignorance, Bravado . . . / Accidents occur daily from each of these causes. Treat ammunition with respect and save it to kill the enemy
Date: World War II
Size: 72 x 50 cm
Condition: Light horizontal fold, otherwise excellent
Description: Poster shows several pieces of ammunition with an explosion in the distant background.

#B3 (2 copies)
Authority: Ministry of Home Security, London
Artist: None Shown
Titled: Hitler will send no warning – so always carry your gas mask
Date: World War II
Size: 75 x 50 cm
Condition: Very fine, with minor creasing down the middle and across
Description: Poster depicts a gas mask held in someone’s hand. Green background.

#B4 (2 copies)
Authority: H.M Stationery Office, printed by J.Weiner Ltd., London
Artist: None Shown
Titled: Allied Air Defense against Germany up to January 1st, 1941
Date: 1941
Size: 75 x 50 cm
Condition: Poor – heavy damage to corners from mounting.
Description: Poster shows a detailed map of Germany, showing bombing sites and coded as to the nature of the target.

#B5
Authority: The National Savings Committee, London
Artist: Not Shown – Printed by Fosh and Cross Ltd
Titled: JOIN THE CRUSADE / BUY NATIONAL SAVINGS CERTIFICATES
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Fair – right corner missing, crease horizontally through middle.
Description: Poster shows a hand holding a British flag, at the top of which is a flaming cross.

#B6
Authority: H.M Stationery Office by Grey Caine Ltd, Watford and London
Artist: Norman Wilkinson
Titled: A FEW CARELESS WORDS MAY END IN THIS – Many lives were lost in the last war through careless talk. Be on your guard! Don’t discuss movements of ships and troops.
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Excellent poster with only minor creasing at the top
Description: Poster shows a sinking ship. Sailors watch the ship go down as they row away in their life-boat.

#B7
Authority: United Kingdom
Artist: A. Games
Titled: He wanted to see inside / Accidents occur daily through willful tampering / Taking ammunition to pieces is illegal, wasteful and dangerous / Ask the expert
Date: World War II
Size: 73 x 49 cm
Condition: New as issued
Description: Poster depicts two skeleton hands tampering with the mechanisms of a bomb. Items are placed on a red board, while the background is a grey sky with an explosion in the distance.

#B8
Authority: H.M Stationery Office, printed by J. Weiner Ltd., London.
Artist: Mackinlay
Titled: BACK UP THE FIGHTING FORCES
Date: World War II
Size: 50 x 38 cm
Condition: Minor creasing and imperfections along the sides
Description: Poster shows the faces of three soldiers – army, navy and the air-force.

#B9
Authority: United Kingdom
Artist: Roy Dyer
Titled: “"They asked for a Total War ... Let us make sure they get it!” – Winston Churchill" Buy Victory Bonds
Date: World War II
Size: 51 x 41cm
Condition: Very poor, with the top right corner missing, along with many nicks and creases.
Description: Poster contains a drawing of Winston Churchill facing forward with a clenched fist.

#B10
Authority: United Kingdom
Artist: Not Shown – Published by Charles and Read Ltd.
Titled: MAKE NURSING YOUR WAR JOB – it’s war work with a future / Ask here for explanatory leaflet
Date: World War II
Size: 75 x 50 cm
Condition: Fair – some creasing and nicks are present
Description: Poster shows a young nurse in the foreground, with several patients in their beds behind her.

#B11
Authority: United Kingdom
Artist: Frank Godw ... [name runs off edge of poster]
Titled: Loose Talk Can Cost Lives Keep it under your Stetson
Date: World War II, perhaps Battle of the Atlantic [1943]
Size: 92 x 65 cm
Condition: Appears new as issued
Description: Poster shows two stranded sailors in a life-boat.

#B12
Authority: The Royal Artillery, London
Artist: Not Shown – Printed by J. Weiner Ltd.
Titled: JOIN THE MODERN ARMY / Join the Royal Artillery where you do interesting and important work with the most modern equipment in the world
Date: World War II
Size: 75 x 50 cm
Condition: Fair condition – several nicks along the sides, some damage from mounting, and some creasing
Description: This poster shows military equipment being dragged by a truck which also carries several soldiers. Black and white background.

#B13
Authority: United Kingdom “H.Q. 62 – 2 – 157 – FD.4.K.P”
Artist: W.D Rowe
Titled: ACCIDENTS WITH AMMUNITION
Date: World War II
Size: 72 x 50 cm
Condition: Excellent
Description: Poster provides a series of images, captioned by text, which demonstrates the possible dangers of live ammunition to civilians. The bottom of the poster shows an explosion, surrounded by a series of excuses.

#B14
Authority: United Kingdom “H.Q. 62 – 2 – 157 – FD.4. K.P”
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Sun Blisters, Damp Rusts / Ammunition – Keep it Covered
Date: World War II
Size: 50 x 36 cm
Condition: New as issued
Description: This is a very simple poster, which includes a damaged bomb on an orange, white and blue background.

#B15
Authority: The Ministry of Home Security, London
Artist: None Shown. Published by Fosh and Cross Ltd.
Titled: GAS ATTACK / HOW TO PUT ON YOUR GAS MASK / IF THE GAS RATTLES SOUND / IF YOU GET GASSED
Date: World War II [likely before 1943]
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Damage on corners from mounting. Poster provides explicit instructions concerning gas and gas mask procedure. Instructions include a step by step sub-text, in addition to many visual aids.

#B16
Authority: Printed for the H.M Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd, London.
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: WARNING / Thousands of lives / were lost in the last / war because valuable / information was given / away to the enemy / through careless talk
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Fair condition. Some marks in corners from mounting.
Description: Poster reads as a proclamation to the public, red British crown at the top, bordered by red and black lines.

#B17
Authority: British Navy [note British flag on ship]
Artist: Not Shown – Published by Fosh and Cross Ltd
Titled: EVERY RIVET A BULLET / Speed the Ships
Date: World War II
Size: 75 x 50 cm
Condition: Has only light crease marks
Description: Poster is of a dry-docked British ship.

#B18
Authority: [United Kingdom]
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: THINK! Freedom or Slavery? / Buy the New Victory Bonds
Date: World War II
Size: 60 x 44 cm
Condition: Corners are damaged, with the bottom right corner missing entirely
Description: Poster depicts a man in a thinking pose.

#B19
Authority: The Ministry of Home Security, London
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: HOW TO TACKLE A FIRE BOMB
Date: World War II [likely before 1943]
Size: 50 x 38 cm
Condition: Corners and sides all in excellent condition. There is some dark smudging, possibly from printing
Description: Poster consists of a series of images and steps that instruct someone how to deal with fire-bombs inside and outside the house.

#B20
Authority: H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd., London.
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: TELLING a friend may mean telling THE ENEMY
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: In very good condition, yet currently unprotected
Description: Poster has four separate images divided into boxes, showing four different conversations as information is gradually leaked to the enemy.

#B21
Authority: H.M Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd., London.
Artist: None Shown
Titled: Keep it under your Hat! / Careless talk costs lives
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: This poster has no visible damage
Description: Simple image of a soldier’s hat above the headline.

#B22
Authority: H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd., London.
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: MIGHTIER YET! / Everyday more PLANES / Everyday more PILOTS
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: No marks, folds or nicks visible
Description: Poster shows seven spitfires in formation.

#B23
Authority: National Savings Committee, London. S.P. 125.
Artist: None Shown
Titled: Lend Strength to Britain. Buy the New National Savings Certificate.
Date: Word War II
Size: 75 x 52 cm
Condition: Good, except for some wrinkling and a horizontal fold.
Description: Poster includes an image of a knight on horseback.

#B24
Authority: The Ministry of Labour and National Service, London
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: YOU Can Help Build me a Ship / You can learn quickly and you will be working to win / ASK any employment exchange for advice and full details
Date: Word War II [1942]
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Very good, yet currently unprotected
Description: Shows the image of a sailor, in black and white, pointing at the reader.

#B25
Authority: H.M Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd., London.
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: DIG FOR VICTORY
Date: World War II
Size: 50 x 33 cm
Condition: Excellent
Description: Poster depicts a foot pushing a shovel into the earth, just below the large headline.

#B26
Authority: H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd., London.
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: DIG FOR VICTORY
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25cm
Condition: Good
Description: Identical to number #B25 but significantly smaller.

#B27                                                                                                                                       
Authority: The Ministry of Labour and National Service, London
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: YOU Can Help Build Me a Gun / You can learn quickly and you will be working to win. Ask at any employment exchange for advice and full details.
Date: World War II [1942]
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Flawless
Description: Small poster shows a soldier in black and white, pointing at the reader.

#B28
Authority: United Kingdom – Printed in Manchester, England.
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Come Then Let Us to the Task to the Battle and the Toil ... Not a Week, nor a Day, nor an Hour to be Lost
Date: 29 January, 1940
Size: 51 x 34 cm
Condition: Good. There are marks on each corner, likely from when it was mounted upon a wall.
Description: Poster contains a portion of Winston Churchill’s speech in January 1940. The text is bordered by a frame with naval imagery.

#B29
Authority: Printed for H.M Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd., London.
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Britain’s Air Offensive: R.A.F Attacks on Germany
Date: October 1940
Size: 76 x 51cm
Condition: Damage from mounting on top right and bottom left corners. Otherwise, it is in fine condition.
Description: Poster contains a detailed map of Germany showing locales of bombing sites up until 9 October 1940, coded to the nature of the target.

#B30
Authority: United Kingdom “13,500 – 6 – 44 (4733) H.Q. 62 – 2 – 157 – FD. 4 K.P”
Artist: A. Games
Titled: This Child Found a “Blind” / Accidents occur daily with blinds left on ranges / Report all blinds for destruction at the end of the day’s work
Date: World War II
Size: 72 x 53 cm
Condition: Excellent
Description: Poster shows a young girl’s face, eyes closed, with an arrow pointing to a grenade. There is a small explosion in the background.

#B31
Authority: London Lithographic Ltd.
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: “Let us / go forward / together”
Note: This poster is a facsimile.

#B32
Authority: Reproduced from an original poster, held by the Imperial War Museum, by Robert Stockwell Ltd. London
Titled: Join / the Royal Air Force / and Share Their / Honour &Glory
Date: World War II
Size: 75 x 50 cm
Description: Poster shows two airplanes facing one another; the one marked with an iron cross has been hit.

#B33 Four posters have been grouped together and then printed by Robert Stockwell Limited as a single poster from original posters held by the Imperial War Museum. Two of the posters are described above, B3 and B25. The other two are not in our collection -- they are "Keep mum / she's not so dumb! / Careless Talk Costs Lives" and "Beat / 'Firebomb' / Fritz / Britain / Shall Not / Burn".

#B34
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Charles &Read Ltd., 51/4771
Titled: Women Wanted / as Ambulance Drivers
Date: World War II
Size: 40 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Fine
Description: Woman dressed in blue uniform of the ARP with several ambulances in the background.

#B35
Authority: Civil Defence; Printed for The Stationery Office by S. Callen & Compnay Ltd.
Titled: National Service / Women's Land Army
Date: World War II
Size: 40 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Small tear on right side; repaired tear on bottom right
Description: Woman in uniform carrying a milk pail with two calves.

#B36
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by H. Manly & Sons Ltd. 51-2133 S.P.56
Titled: Save Kitchen Scraps to Feed the Hens!
Date: World War II
Size: 40 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Fine
Description: Group of hens are looking at the title.

#B37
Authority: Issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Labour and National Service; printed for H.M. Stationery Office by W.R. Royle & Son Ltd., S1-2989
Artist: Clive Uptton
Titled: For a healthy, happy job / join the / WOMEN'S LAND ARMY
Date: World War II
Size: 37.5 x 24.5 cm
Condition: Fine
Description: Drawing depicting a woman with a pitchfork in front of a field.

#B38
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Johnson Riddle & Co.; M.O.S. S&R 199
Artist: Gilroy
Titled: Still More / BONES / Wanted for Salvage
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Fine
Description: Drawing depicting a black scottie dog with bone in front of old man collecting bones.

#B39
Authority: H.M. Stationary [sic] Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London. 51-3789. MOS S&R 16A
Artist: Gilroy
Titled: We want your / KITCHEN WASTE
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 24.5 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of smiling pig with container labelled "pig food".
 
#B40
Authority: H.M. Stationery Office by Greycaines, Watford and London. M.O.S. S&R. 197
Artist: Gilroy
Titled: Still More / RAGS / Wanted For / SALVAGE
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Some folds
Description: Cheery older man leading a scarecrow by the hand.
 
#B41
Authority: H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd., London. 51-1269. M.O.S. S&R 201.
Artist: Gilroy
Titled: Still More / PAPER RAGS BONES / Wanted for Salvage
Date: World War II
Size: 37 cm x 24.5
Condition: Tear on top
Description: Cheery older man walking with a paper man, a scarecrow, and a bone.
 
#B42
Authority: Board of Trade. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by James Haworth & Brothers Ltd. London. 51-9395. S&R. 203
Titled: Your / WASTE / PAPER / Is Urgently / Needed / NOW
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Indentation on right side
Description: Title is printed on large downward pointing red arrow.
 
#B43
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London. 51-1958. M.O.S. S&R 208
Titled:  WASTE / PAPER
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Tear on left side; top right corner folder
Description: Letters are formed using illustrations of scraps of waste paper.
 
#B44
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London 51/1944. M.O.S. S.&R. 210
Titled: RAGS
Date: World War II
Size: 37 x 24 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Letters are formed using illustrations of rags.
 
#B45
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London 51/1993. M.O.S. S.&R. 212
Titled: BONES / For Fertilisers
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 24.5 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Photograph of field with drawing of fertiliser sack in foreground.
 
#B46
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London. 51/2022. M.O.S. S.&R. 214
Titled: SALVAGE / … / STILL WANTED
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Torn on right side.
Description: Photographs of rags, paper and bones, which form one side of building blocks.
 
#B47
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London. 51/1995. M.O.S. S.&R. 218
Titled: SALVAGE / Is Still Wanted.
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 25 cm
Condition: Small tear on bottom right
Description: Drawings of rags, bones, and paper at bottom of poster; centre is blank.
 
#B48
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London
Titled: PAPER
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 24 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of a stack of newspapers with a container and the outline of a home.
 
#B49
Authority: Board of Trade. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London. (51/9030). B.O.T. S.&R. 229
Artist: Reginald Mount
Titled: One ton of waste paper
Date: World War II
Size: 38 x 24 cm
Condition: Tear on right side
Description: Drawing of a home inside a waste paper basket.
 
#B50
Authority: Board of Trade. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London. (51 9031). B.O.T. S.&R. 230
Artist: Eileen M. Evans
Titled: ONE TON OF WASTE PAPER
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 24 cm
Condition: Some tears and creases
Description: Drawing of unbalanced scales with waste paper in the top and homes in the bottom.
 
#B51
Authority: Ministry of Supply. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd. London. 51-7494
Titled: Put out / WASTE / BONES / – they make glue for AIRCRAFT
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 24 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of an aeroplane.
 
#B52
Authority: Ministry of Supply. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd. London. 51-7494
Titled: Put out / WASTE METAL / – it makes TANKS, GUNS, SHIPS
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 24 cm
Condition: Some wrinkling on bottom
Description: Drawing of a tank.
 
#B53
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd. London. 51-3288. A.R.P. 8
Artist: Goodfellow
Titled: AIR RAID WARDENS / WANTED
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of an ARP warden in uniform.
 
#B54
Authority: Air Raid Precautions. ARP 12
Artist: Drake Brookshaw
Titled: Civil Defence / WOMEN WANTED / AS AMBULANCE / DRIVERS
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Fair
Description: Drawing of a woman in uniform in front of an ambulance.
 
#B55
Authority: Air Raid Precautions. ARP 16
Artist: Pat Keely
Titled: ARP / WOMEN / WANTED
Date: 1939
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Some creasing in bottom right.
Description: Only illustration is the ARP badge. The letters “ARP” cascade downwards.
 
#B56
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London. (51/3500). A.R.P. 24
Artist: Bannister
Titled: CIVIL NURSING / RESERVE
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Fair
Description: Photograph of young woman wearing the uniform of a nursing auxiliary.
 
#B57
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by J. Weiner Ltd. 51-4359. A.R.P. 64
Titled: MEN WANTED / FOR STRETCHER / PARTIES
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Encapsulated
Description: Mostly text; small drawing of a crown over the words “Civil Defence”.
 
#B58
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd. (51/2360)
Artist: Davies 38
Titled: ARP / LOOKS TO YOU
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Fair
Description: Photograph of a woman’s head, with artistic alterations.
 
#B59
Authority: A.T.S. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Wm. Brown &Co. Ltd. 51-2075
Titled: Come and help / US / to help the men!
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Fair
Description: Photographs of two women and a man, all in uniform, with a piece of equipment.
 
#B60
Authority: National Savings Committee; Scottish Savings Committee, Ulster Savings Committee. W.R.P. 609
Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by W.R. Royle & Son Ltd. 51-2796
Artist: Chambers
Titled: Planning / the future? / then prepare now / Buy / NATIONAL SAVINGS
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Some tears and creases.
Description: Drawing of a young boy in the foreground, him grown up in the background, with a train, aeroplane, and a ship.
 
#B61
Authority: Ministry of Supply. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by by J. Weiner Ltd. London. 51-8174
Artist: F.C. [?] Harrgon
Titled: WANTED / URGENTLY / 125,000 BINOCULARS
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Fair
Description: Drawing of binoculars with aeroplanes reflected in their lenses.
 
#B62
Authority: Ministry of Supply. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Charles Skipper & East Ltd. 51-2537
Artist: Pat Keely
Titled: THE / ROYAL / NAVY / WANTS ARTIFICERS
Date: 1937
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Fair
Description: Drawing of ship and the naval ensign flag. Several lines of text about naval pay and working conditions.
 
#B63
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Vincent Brooks Day & Son Ltd. 51-3207 [?]
Artist: Pat Keely
Titled: THE / ROYAL NAVY/ … / WHY NOT JOIN … AS / AIR FITTER OR AIR RIGGER?
Date: 1939
Size: 39 x 25 cm
Condition: Fair
Description: Aeroplanes landing on an aircraft carrier.
 
#B64
Authority: Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd. 51-7711
Artist: JSH
Titled: THE ROYAL MARINES / …/ APPLY TO / RECRUITING STAFF OFFICER
Date: World War II
Size: 39 x 25.5 cm
Condition: Fair
Description: Drawing of a Royal Marine, surround by images of exotic locations, with the ocean and two ships behind, and marine crest in top right.
 
#B65
Authority: Reproduced from an original poster, held by the Imperial War Museum, by Robert Stockwell Ltd. London
Artist: Fugasse [Cyril Kenneth Bird].
Titled: You never know / who’s / listening! CARLESS TALK / COSTS LIVES
Date: World War II
Size: 67 x 49.5 cm
Description: Drawing of two ladies on a bus with two German and Japanese officers behind them.
Note: For Fugasee original notices, see World War, 1939-1945, collection, Box 7.

#B66
Authority: Reproduced from an original British poster by Empire Information, Toronto
Titled: Mightier Yet! Every day more PLANES Every day more PILOTS
Date: World War II
Size: 77 x 50 cm
Condition: Fair; one tear mended with scotch tape.
Description: Images of several planes.
Accession 22-2009

#B67
Authority: Government but no specific department identified
Titled: Notice to Public / Invasion Emergency Rations
Date: [1940]
Size:75 x 50.5 cm
Description: Instructions to the pulbic on how they are to obtain emergency rations
Accession 14-2010

United States

#UI
Authority: United States Coast Guard
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: SPARS: Serve with Women’s Reserve US Coast Guard / Apply at nearest office of Naval Officer Procurement
Date: World War II [1944]
Size: 42 x 28 cm
Condition: Excellent
Description: Recruitment poster depicts a young woman in a naval uniform in the fore-ground, with a United States Coast Guard flag behind her.

#U2
Authority: Office of War Information, Washington D.C
Artist: A. Parller
Titled: Grow your Own, Can your Own / “We’ll have lots to eat this winter, won’t we Mother?”
Date: 1943
Size: 57 x 41 cm
Condition: Good, with only some visible creasing
Description: Poster includes a happy mother and daughter canning various sorts of foods in the kitchen.

#U3
Authority: Office of War Information, Washington D.C
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: “ ... the state of this nation is good / the faith of this nation is eternal ... ”
Date: 1943
Size: 35 x 50 cm
Condition: Minor creasing
Description: Segment from a speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

#U4
Authority: Office of War Information, Washington D.C
Artist: Norman Rockwell taken from the “Saturday Evening Post”
Titled: SAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH / BUY WAR BONDS
Date: 1943
Size: 102 x 72 cm
Condition: Poor – heavy creasing, several nicks and a large section missing from the bottom left corner
Description: Poster depicts a common man standing in an assembly making a speech. The crowd that surrounds him looks up attentively.

#U5
Authority: Office of War Information, Washington D.C
Artist: Norman Rockwell – taken from the “Saturday Evening Post”
Titled: OURS . . . to fight for / Freedom of Speech / Freedom of Worship / Freedom from Want / Freedom from Fear
Date: 1943
Size: 102 x 72 cm
Condition: Minor creasing, but otherwise very good condition
Description: Poster shows four separate illustrations, each captioned with a section of the above title.

#U6
Authority: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Don’t Fall for ENEMY PROPAGANDA / Against our government / Against our allies / Against Catholics, Jews or Protestants / Remember – Hitler and the Japs are trying to get us fighting among ourselves
Date: World War II
Size: 55 x 42 cm
Condition: Very good, with slight damage to the top left corner
Description: Poster depicts a confused man with Hitler and Emperor Hirohito screaming in his ears.

#U7
Authority: YMCA
Artist: Ernest Hamlin Baker (American graphic artist, 1885-1938)
Titled: FOR EVERY FIGHTER / A WOMAN WORKER / Back our second line of defence / United War Work Campaign
Date: none shown
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Condition: Good, has been mounted on board. Bottom left corner lacking.
Description: Predominant colours are yellow, white and blue. Emblem of YMCA beneath the caption. Shows women workers and women soldiers marching in line.

#U8
Authority: U.S. Government Printing Office
Artist: Not Shown
Titled: Reach Your Boy / OVERSEAS / by / Vmail
Date: 1942 (-0-48469)
Size: 70 x 60 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Images of film and spool with smiling soldier; colours are blue, yellow and red.

#U9
Authority: United States
Titled: Save on your / SHOPPING / MONEY / and Invest / all you / should in the / Third / LIBERTY LOAN
Date: World War II
Size: 25.5 x 19.5 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of woman opening her purse

#U10
Authority: U.S. Government Printing Office: 1945-O-666315. WFD 53
Artist: Dean Cornwell
Titled: VICTORY – / now you can / invest in it!
Date: 1945
Size: 33 x 23 cm
Condition:  Good
Description: Drawing of American eagle on top of American money

#U11
Authority: U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-53107. WSS 817
Titled: $1.00 IN WAR STAMPS FROM / EVERY AMERICAN WILL BUILD / THE MYSTERY SHIP … / Shangri-La
Date: 1943
Size: 33 x 24 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Drawing of aircraft carrier, with 3 planes leaving.

#U12
Authority: United States Army Recruiting Service: PC-42-RPB-5-28-40-100M
Artist: Tom B. Woodburn, copyright 1940
Titled: DEFEND / Your Country
Date: [1940]
Size: 32 x 23 cm
Condition: Faint stains in right margin; wide tear on bottom right
Description: Drawing of Uncle Sam with American eagle on his shoulder

#U13
Authority: United States; Sheldon-Claire Co., Chicago; Form No. 14
Titled: PRODUCE FOR VICTORY!
Date: 1942
Size: 93 x 62 cm
Condition: Fair; mended with tape
Description: Colour photograph of a farmer with quotation below him: "The stuff our soldiers need is comin' ... but fast! We're working like hell to give them everything they need to beat the livin' dalylights out of those ----!"

Accession 29-2009

#U14
Authority: United States
Titled: The Least I Can Do! Is to Buy Victory Bonds
Date: [1942-1945]
Size: 65 x 49 cm
Condition: Good
Description: Black and white photograph of a machinist holding American money in his hand.
Accession 29-2009.

#U15
Artist: Alexander Leydenfrost
Titled: No title
Date: [1942-1945]
Size: 49 x 64 cm
Condition: Good
Description: American plane landing in European ruins, greeted by soldiers in the foreground and soldiers in a jeep in the background. One soldier has left the jeep and is running towards the plane.
Accession 50-2008.

#U16
Authority: United States Treasury
Titled: 6th War Loan
Date: [1944]
Size: 52 x 23cm
Condition: Good
Description: United States Saving Bonds for $100 issued to Mr. and Mrs. America; signed by Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr.
Accession 08-2010.

#U17
Authority: United States Treasury
Titled: Back'Em Up Buy Extra Bonds
Date: 1944
Size: 70 x 51cm
Artist: Boris Chaliapin
Condition: Folds
Description: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is shown in front of the D-Day invasion.
Accession 08-2010.

#U18
Authority: United States Treasury
Titled: Next 6th War Loan
Date: 1944
Size: 70 x 51cm
Condition: Folds
Description:American soldier's head over the map of Japan with bomb at the side.
Accession 08-2010.

#U19
Authority: United States Treasury
Titled: To Have and to Hold! War Bonds
Date: 1944
Size: 70 x 51cm
Condition: Folds
Description:American soldier wrapped in the flag.
Accession 08-2010.

 

 

 

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