Rags are Needed to Make… (c.1940’s)
Lithograph, London, Henry Hildesley Ltd.
Small crease to margin at foot, else fine (A-)
50 x 37 cm (20 x 15 inches)
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Reginald Mount (1906-1979) was a British graphic designer who joined the Ministry of Information in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. Working closely with Eileen Evans during the war, after the end of the war they formed the Mount/Evans studio. This continued to work for the Central Office of Information on public information campaigns.
A crucial part of the war effort on the Home Front was the collection of rags, which were used for nearly every possible purpose of war, including – as this poster tells us – making blankets, uniforms, gun wadding and maps, notwithstanding their use as rags in every factory in the land.