Onslow’s for Vintage Posters

Women of Britain, Come Into the Factories One day, I would like to get an original of this poster, as the postcard of this that I purchased from the Imperial War Museum  formed the basis of my A-level research project, my degree project, and my PhD. One of the best places to purchase such posters, and they have a great visual catalogue of most of the images that they have sold, is Onslow's, an auction…

Imperial War Museum recruits Mrs Sew and Sew

 Mrs Sew and Sew Engages with New Technology  The other week I referred to the Imperial War Museum's information 'Top Tips for Tough Times', using advice from the 1940s to those of us stuck in the noughties recession. What they didn't mention there (a trick missed, I feel), was that they had also set up a blog, and a Twitter feed... a real innovative use of modern technology to bring out relevant information from the…

1939: The Three Posters (PhD Extract)

On seeing Paul Matson's re-interpretation of the series of the first three posters, I thought I'd add an extract from my PhD thesis (please reference me if you quote... I have noticed phrasings very similar to my thesis surrounding this story, mostly collated from my original research). It was great to hear last week that my PhD thesis is being digitised by the British Library (which only happens if there is enough demand to read…

World War II Propaganda Posters and the Image of Britain

Research Day: National Identities King Alfred's, Winchester, September 21st, 1999 This was a very successful, well attended event. Short papers were given by a student and tutor from each research centre on the common theme of national identities. The day included a paper given by myself, entitled 'World War II Propaganda and the Image of Britain'. Once a brief definition of propaganda and the job of the poster had been established, three posters from the…

Quotes from Questionnaire 1997-1998

A questionnaire was circulated in 1997 and 1998, using responses from newspaper appeals and personal contacts. There are some quotes that were particularly interesting, and some of them are highlighted here. Male Respondent: 'The one that seems very funny to me now but not at the time was VD Kills. In those days such a thing was never mentioned such was the ignorance, but it must have been a very big problem as this was…
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