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"Freedom from fear" by White, 1945. Water colour & charcoal on paper.

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Freedom from fear

"Freedom from fear" by White, 1945

Catalogue ref: INF 3/345Links to the Catalogue


A colourful drawing, reminiscent of the type of illustration found in children's books, depicting a child playing happily with a bucket and spade, whilst his parents look on, against a backdrop of a thatched cottage (and industrial chimneys in the distance).

This poster has the logo of the United Nations Information Office in the bottom-right corner. Like the League of Nations pre-Second World War, the United Nations would look to fight injustices whilst promoting peace and ‘freedom from fear.' The term ‘United Nations' was first used by Roosevelt on January 1 1942, though the United Nations did not officially come into existence until October 24 1945.