Posters

Poster; A word of thanks, by Austin Cooper, 1942
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1942
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/5495
Size : H 623mm, W 502mm
Print code : 342/859G
Publisher : London Transport : 1942
Printer : The Baynard Press
Content text : A Word Of Thanks 17,600 of London Transport's staff are in the Forces - 10,800 women have joined the Board's service to replace many of those who have gone London Transport records with pride the work of the staff & thanks its passengers for their many little acts of consideration which help to make the job a trifle easier
Title : A word of thanks
Colour : Red,Brown
Printed by : The Baynard Press
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The Underground Group, and later London Transport, produced a wide variety of public information posters during the First (1914-18) and Second (1939-45) World Wars. The majority of wartime posters advised staff and passengers on emergency rules and regulations. Others were more overtly patriotic, often focussing on the valuable war work undertaken by transport employees. Some First World War Underground posters even urged onlookers to enlist with the armed forces. During the Second World War, posters were also used to explain tube 'etiquette' to the vast numbers of war workers and servicemen using the underground for the first time.
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Transport workers were essential to the war effort, especially during the Second World War. Posters celebrating war work were important for staff morale. They also raised awareness of the large number of women undertaking jobs previously done by men. The poster campaigns by Eric Kennington and Fred Taylor were based on photographs of real members of staff.
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