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Winston S Churchill
MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER - an original Second World War propaganda poster for the National War Bonds Campaign featuring an image and message from Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill
London: National Savings Committee, circa 1940. This is an original wartime British propaganda poster featuring a message from the Prime Minister exhorting both wartime thrift and the purchase of war bonds. This 20 x 15 inch poster (50.8 x 38.1 cm) features a striking orange background, on the upper portion of which is a head-and-bowtie photographic image of Winston Churchill beside the words, “MESSAGE from the PRIME MINISTER”. Below, on a simulation of Churchill's 10 Downing Street Stationery bearing his signature, reads the message, “Our huge war expenditure can only in part be met from taxation; money from loans must therefore help to fill the gap. There is thus a double duty for every citizen, whether in private or in business life, of careful economy in expenditure and of lending the resulting savings to the State. One way of discharging this double duty is through the purchase of National War Bonds and I cordially wish the campaign every success.” At the bottom right of the poster is the publishing information, “Issued by the National Savings Committee London; Scottish Savings Committee, Edinburgh, Ulster Savings Committee, Belfast.” The lower left reads, “ W.F.P. 109 751-7895”. The poster is float mounted on a black background behind UV filtering acrylic in a 24.5 x 19.5 inch (62.2 x 49.5 cm) black-stained wood frame with an orange-highlighted raised border complementing the hues of the poster. This poster is undated, but likely from late 1940. The text of the “message from the Prime Minister” reproduced in this poster appeared in newspapers on 30 September 1940 i … [Click Below for Full Description]
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