Our Eastern Job

2012fe8097 jpg l

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Acquired in 2004 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Ministry of Information
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
PDP
credit
Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
date_end
1948-12-31
date_start
1939-01-01
date_text
ca. 1944 (made)
descriptive_line
Wartime propaganda exhibition poster issued by the Ministry of Information. UK, ca. 1944.
dimensions
Height: 62.1 cm, Width: 49.2 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
106
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:18:01.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:18:01.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 67, box E
longitude
-2.23218
marks
CHARING CROSS UNDERGROUND STATION May 2 - May 28 - 9.30 TO 7.30 Sundays Included... Admission Free. Produced by the Ministry of Information Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by W.R. Royle & Son Ltd., 51-200
materials
paper, ink
materials_techniques
Colour photo-lithography
museum_number
E.735-2004
museum_number_token
e7352004
object_number
O105470
object_type
Poster
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Black & white photographic image of a hand crumpling a Rising Sun (Japanese) flag. The flag is being gathered away from the Asia Pacific region on a large globe. Text.
place
United Kingdom
primary_image_id
2012FE8097
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The Ministry of Information had the task of disseminating ideas to the British public. Its aim was to present material that would intensify certain public beliefs - in this case, to support the war effort throughout World War II. To this effect, the Ministry staged a series of free exhibitions in central London's busy Charing Cross public transport station in order to expose Britons to pro-Allied forces propaganda. In this image, a hand [assumed British] symbolically removes Japan's sphere of influence from Asia Pacific. It is interesting to note that Goebbels is said to have modelled the German Propaganda Ministry on the effectiveness of the British Ministry.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
our-eastern-job-poster-ministry-of-information
sys_updated
2014-08-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Our Eastern Job
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1948
year_start
1939