Posters

Poster; In the blackout before you alight make sure the train is in the station, by Zero (Hans Schleger), 1943
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1943
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/5672
Size : H 629mm, W 502mm
Print code : 43.1803.1500
Reproduced in : London Transport Posters. A Century of Art and Design, edited by David Bownes and Oliver Green, Lund Humphries, 2008
Publisher : London Transport : 1943
Printer : The Baynard Press
Content text : In The Blackout Before you alight make sure the train is in the station. Look for platform
Title : In the blackout before you alight make sure the train is in the station
Colour : 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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Wartime conditions called for new posters advising passengers on changes to the transport system. Hans Schleger ('Zero'), James Fitton and David Langdon produced designs during the Second World War concerning the blackout, air raids and anti-blast window netting on buses and tubes. Other regulations related to the threat of gas attack and the use of public transport to evacuate children and others from the city.
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