Finding Aid to British political campaign posters and broadsides, circa 1935-circa 1945s

Bancroft Library staff
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Finding Aid to British political campaign posters and broadsides, circa 1935-circa 1945s

Collection number: BANC PIC 2005.006

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Digitization of this collection was funded by the California Digital Library.
Finding Aid Author(s):
Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
February 2010
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: British political campaign posters
Date (inclusive): circa 1935-circa 1945s
Collection Number: BANC PIC 2005.006
Extent: 39 items? (posters) 39 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
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Information for Researchers

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], British political campaign posters and broadsides, BANC PIC 2005.006, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Posters
Political posters, English
Posters

Administrative Information

Items 1-17 from the Charles Aikin collection, from the British election of 1935-1936. Others from unknown sources.

Scope and Content Note

Chiefly campaign posters from the 1935-1936 British elections and post-war election in 1945. The 1935 posters are from both Labour Party and National Government and were collected in 1935-1936 by Professor Charles Aikin of U.C. Berkeley. To these have been added, from an unknown source, other British political posters that are believed to date from 1945. Both Liberal and Conservative posters are present.

Container Listing

 

"National" Government's Real Record...: Vote Labour [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:001--D

Creator/Collector: Elm Press, London W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W. 1: " G.E.6"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

The whole world envies British Trade British Peace British Freedom under National Government [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:002--D

Creator/Collector: Benson Ltd, Kingsway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: "G.E. 322"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

For Peace and the People vote Labour [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:003--D

Creator/Collector: The Elm Press, London. W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: "G.E.I.": Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W. 1

Indexing Terms

Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Government information
Political posters, English

 

A nation at work, not a nation at war: Vote Labour [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:004--D

Creator/Collector: The Elm Press, London, W.C. 1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W. 1

Indexing Terms

Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Government information
Political posters, English

 

Vote for Hector Mc Neil: The Labour Candidate: Vote Labour: For Peace & Planned Security Against War & Poverty [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:005--D

Creator/Collector: J.G. Eccles, 28 High St, Inverness
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 50 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: Published by Arthur Woodburn, Dingwall

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Help to build a better Britain: Vote Labour [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:006--D

Creator/Collector: The Elm Press, London, W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 50 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W. 1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Vote Labour and stop the suicidal arms race [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:007--D

Creator/Collector: The Elm Press, London, W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 50 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W. 1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Keep that shadow from them: Vote National [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:008--D

Creator/Collector: Grafton Arts Ltd. St. Brides House, Salisbury Square E.C.4.
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 50 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: "G.E. 323"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Our word is our bond: For world peace: Vote National 1935 BANC PIC 2005.006:009--D

Creator/Collector: Aitchen, Robert James Cond, Ltd. 148 Great Charles St. Birmingham
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 50 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso:"G.E. 317"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

The man for peace security and progress: Vote for the National Government [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:010--D

Creator/Collector: Vandyk Grafton Arts Ltd., St. Brides House, Salisbury Square E.C.4.
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Scope and Content Note

Portrait of Stanley Baldwin.

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: "G.E. 309"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Ross & Cromarty by-election 1936: Randolph Churchill for Ross and Cromarty [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:011--D

Creator/Collector: Ross-shire Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd., Castle Street Dingwall
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: written on verso: "Aiken Collection Political Posters Gt. Brit."

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Smoke from chimneys not from Guns!: Vote Labour [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:012--D

Creator/Collector: Elm Press London, W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso:"G.E.2"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Not wanton war but war on want: Vote Labour [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:013--D

Creator/Collector: The Elm Press, London, W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Stop War!: Vote Labour [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:014--D

Creator/Collector: The Elm Press, London, W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 50 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

For real peace and progress: Vote Labour [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:015--D

Creator/Collector: The Elm Press, London, W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

For your children's sake: Vote Labour [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:016--D

Creator/Collector: The Elm Press, London, W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aiken Collection on verso: Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W.1: "G.E.4"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Election crosses not wooden crosses: Vote for Labour and No more war [1935-1936] BANC PIC 2005.006:017--D

Creator/Collector: The Elm Press, London, W.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Stamped Aikin Collection on verso: Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, S.W.1: "G.E.5"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Demand Democracy Not Bureaucracy: Vote National [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:018--D

Creator/Collector: S.H. Benson, Ltd., Kingway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Association, 24 Old Queen Street, Westminster, S.W.1.

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Confirm your confidence in Churchill: Put it there! [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:019--D

Creator/Collector: S.H. Benson, Ltd., Kingway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 75 x 51 cm

Additional Note

No. 303. : Aiken Collection

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Give Sinclair The Helm: Vote Liberal: July 5th [1945?] BANC PIC 2005.006:020--D

Creator/Collector: Barnard & Crannis Ltd., 103, Myddleton Road, N.22
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Scope and Content Note

Photographic portrait of Sir Archibald Sinclair by Y. Karsh.

Additional Note

Published by the Liberal Publication Department, 8 Gayfere Street, London, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Vote Liberal for security with liberty [1935-1945?] BANC PIC 2005.006:021--D

Creator/Collector: Barnard & Crannis Ltd., 103, Myddleton Road, N.22
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the Liberal Publication Department, 8 Gayfere Street, London, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Sir Archibald Sinclair says "Down with the barriers! Advance towards free trade": Vote Liberal and Free trade [1945?] BANC PIC 2005.006:022--D

Creator/Collector: Barnard & Crannis Ltd., 103, Myddleton Road, N.22
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the Liberal Publication Department, 8 Gayfere Street, London, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Vote Liberal in the National interest [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:023--D

Creator/Collector: Barnard & Crannis Ltd., 103, Myddleton Road, N.22
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the Liberal Publication Department, 8 Gayfere Street, London, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

If Goods: Do not cross international frontiers: Armies will!: Vote liberal and free trade [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:024--D

Creator/Collector: Barnard & Crannis Ltd., 103, Myddleton Road, N.22
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the Liberal Publication Department, 8 Gayfere Street, London, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Lord Samuel says "We must export or expire": Vote Liberal and free trade [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:025--D

Creator/Collector: Barnard & Crannis Ltd., 103, Myddleton Road, N.22
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the Liberal Publication Department, 8 Gayfere Street, London, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

"We must cherish agricultures as the first of British industries & nourish all other industries thereby"...Winston Churchill: Vote National [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:026--D

Creator/Collector: S.H. Benson, Ltd., Kingway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the National Union of conservative and Unionist Association, 24 Old Queen Street, Westminster, S.W.1. "204"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

They did not fail us...we must not fail them: for a prosperous countryside: Vote National [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:027--D

Creator/Collector: S.H. Benson, Ltd., Kingway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Additional Note

"No. 301"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Britain fought for freedom-see you get it: Vote National [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:028--D

Creator/Collector: S.H. Benson, Ltd., Kingway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 75 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the National Union of conservative and Unionist Association, 24 Old Queen Street, Westminster, S.W.1.: "No.201"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Give small traders a fair chance: Vote National [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:029--D

Creator/Collector: S.H. Benson, Ltd., Kingway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 75 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Association, 24 Old Queen Street, Westminster, S.W.1.: "No.202"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Take a Liberal dose of Beveridge: it's good for you: July 5th [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:030--D

Creator/Collector: Barnard & Crannis Ltd., 103, Myddleton Road, N.22
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the Liberal Publication Department, 8 Gayfere Street, London, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

If you want what Beveridge wants: "Coming my way?": Vote Liberal [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:031--D

Creator/Collector: Barnard & Crannis Ltd., 103, Myddleton Road, N.22
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of William Beveridge.

Additional Note

Published by the Liberal Publication Department, 8 Gayfere Street, London, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Free Trade protects all consumers: Vote Liberal & Free Trade [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:032--D

Creator/Collector: Barnard & Crannis Ltd., 103, Myddleton Road, N.22
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

Published by the Liberal Publication Department, 8 Gayfere Street, London, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Help him: finish the job: Vote National [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:033--D

Creator/Collector: S.H. Benson, Ltd., Kingway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Scope and Content Note

Portrait of Winston Churchill.

Additional Note

"Reg No.2406"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Enterprise-exports-employment!: Vote National [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:034--D

Creator/Collector: S.H. Benson, Ltd., Kingway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 51 cm

Scope and Content Note

Ship sailing out of harbour.

Additional Note

"No. 302"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Under the last Labour Government the number of unemployed rose by 1,644,412: Why: Vote Labour? [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:035--D

Creator/Collector: S.H. Benson, Ltd., Kingway Hall, London, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 77 x 51 cm

Additional Note

"205"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

In Peace Time Coupons & Queues?--or Liberty & Plenty?: Vote for [blank] [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:036--D

Creator/Collector: Charles & Read Ltd. (T.U.) 27 Chancery Lane, W.C.2
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 76 x 50 cm

Scope and Content Note

Long queue in front of "Butcher & Co.": Ministry of Food Ration Book.

Additional Note

Published by Liberal National Organisation, 13/15 Old Queen Street, Westminster, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

You followed--Through the trials of war: Follow him into the triumphs of peace: Vote for [blank] [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:037--D

Creator/Collector: The Chancery Printing & Stationery Co., Ltd., Gloucester Way E.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 75 x 50 cm

Scope and Content Note

Portrait of Winston Churchill.

Additional Note

Published by Liberal National Organisation, 13/15 Old Queen Street, Westminster, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

Secure the fruits of victory; Vote for [blank] [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:038--D

Creator/Collector: The Chancery Printing & Stationery Co., Ltd., Gloucester Way E.C.1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 75 x 50 cm

Additional Note

Published by Liberal National Organisation, 13/15 Old Queen Street, Westminster, S.W.1

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English

 

When you vote Communist you vote for friendship with Russia [1945] BANC PIC 2005.006:039--D

Creator/Collector: David S. Smith Ltd.-Hatton Garden, E.C. 1
Physical Description: 1 print (poster)
Dimensions: 74 x 50 cm

Additional Note

Published by Communist Party, King Street, London, W.C.2: According to accompanying pink card: "Post War Election"

Indexing Terms

Government information
Great Britain
Miscellaneous: Political movements
Political posters, English