‘Up Housewives and at em – put out your paper, metal, bones…they make planes, guns, tanks, ships and ammunition’, Central Office of Information. Artist: Yates-Wilson, 1939-1946. Catalogue ref: INF 3/219
“UP HOUSEWIVES AND AT ‘EM!”
PUT OUT YOUR PAPER – METAL – BONES
THEY MAKE PLANS, GUNS, TANKS, SHIPS & AMMUNITION
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1. Look at Sources 1, 2, 3 and 4. Explain how each of the salvage posters uses the following ways to persuade people to save waste.
- How do the posters use slogans?
- Do they use powerful/forceful words?
- Do they appeal to feelings and emotions?
- How do the posters use humour?
- How do the posters use different font sizes?
- How do the posters use colour to help make their point?
- Which do you think is the most persuasive poster? Give your reasons, using the questions above to help
- Are the posters aimed at different types of audience (men, women, children or all groups)?