British poster. "LOOK before you sleep." Top of poster has 2/5"
high black strip with white lettering that reads: "LOOK before you sleep."
White arrows below, superimposed on blue background, point to appropriate
illustrations. Black lettering on arrows reads: "All Windows and Inner
Doors Open? Water in Buckets? Sand in Buckets? Gas Mask, Clothes and Torch
Handy?" White lettering on black 1.3" high strip across bottom of
poster reads: "Good Night!" Tiny black print along bottom edge of
poster reads: "Printed for H.M. Stationary Office by Johnson, Riddle
& Co., Ltd., Penge, S.E. 20 51-7979."
Dimensions: H14.8" x W9.9"
Date: ca. 1940-1945
Maker: Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd.: Penge, England.
History: This poster was part of a large collection assembled during World War II by Doris Garrett Shanklin of Winchester, Massachusetts. The Shanklin home was used as a Red Cross bandage-wrapping station and many of the posters were displayed in the home for the enjoyment of the volunteers.
Poster image courtesy of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library.
Link to the Truman Presidential Museum and Library's "World War II in Posters" exhibit.
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