The map of peace

Description

Sayer’s map is an idealised fantasy version of the future following the devastation of post-war England, which the poster states to be achievable with the help of National Savings. During the Second World War British people had invested with the National Savings Committee. This money helped to finance the war effort.

Following the end of hostilities and with Britain bankrupt, the Committee continued to promote national savings as a means of building a better future.

Full title:
The map of peace. Keep on saving, we’ve got great things to do
Published:
1945, London
Created:
1945
Format:
Map
Creator:
J.P. Sayer (artist)
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Maps CC.5.b.51.

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Themes:
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