When you "go to it" please don't "go through it": avoid damage to doors

Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number ARTV07735
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 74.5 x 25 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description offset lithograph on paper
Maker Clark, John
H.M. Stationery Office
Multi Machine Plates Ltd
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c. 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


British Second World War poster issued by the Ministry of Supply. The poster features the image of a cartoon like man in a blue boiler suit who has just pushed a trolley through a timber door. Smashed planks sit on his head and on the floor in front of him. The title text is in the top half of the poster with the slogan ' Timber is Precious!' along the bottom. The poster urges workers to take care in the workplace as materials are required for military uses not to repair workplace damage.

Designed by John Clark, a self taught artist and Works Relations Officer at a Royal Ordnance Factory working for the Ministry of Supply, who also designed 'But is the Machine Turned Off?'.

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