|Place||Europe: United Kingdom|
|Measurement||Overall: 74.5 x 25 cm|
|Physical description||offset lithograph on paper|
H.M. Stationery Office
Multi Machine Plates Ltd
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||c. 1939-1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
When you "go to it" please don't "go through it": avoid damage to doors
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?'.