British poster. "MOTHERS Send them out of London." Top one-third
of poster features large white letters: "MOTHERS Send them out of London,"
superimposed on medium blue background. Lower two-thirds of poster features
black-and-white photographic image of brother and sister in underground shelter.
Children have blanket and pillow and are dressed in pajamas but are wearing
jackets. 1.9" high medium blue strip at bottom of poster has wording
in black letters: "Give them a chance of greater safety and health."
Poster is edged in white. Tiny blue lettering along bottom edge of poster
reads: "Government Evacuation Scheme-Ministry of Health" and "Printed
for H.M. Stationary Office by J. Weiner, Ltd., W.C.I. 51-8143."
Dimensions: H29.9" x W19.9"
Date: ca. 1940-1945
Maker: J. Wiener, 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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