Aan de Kinderen van Nederland [To the Children of the Netherlands]

 
Aan de Kinderen van Nederland [To the Children of the Netherlands]
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  • Title :     Aan de Kinderen van Nederland [To the Children of the Netherlands]
  • Artist:     Lewitt-Him Designers, partnership
  • Accession:     TD1990.335.12
  • Country:     Netherlands
  • Date:     1944
  • Dimensions:     Inches 21-1/4 29, Centimeters 54.0 73.7
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     Propaganda , Children , Royalty , War/Military , World War II 1940-1945
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1990.335.12.JPG
  • Tags:     War and Political Propaganda~Posters and Printed Ephemera
Description:
Ink on paper offset color lithograph announcing the return of the Dutch royal princesses to Holland; image depicts a photographic representation of the three young princesses as toddlers set within an open window of an illustrated house; the interior door of window contains a letter to the public written by the girls announcing their return set against a view of an oceanliner sailing on the water and a bird in mid-flight holding a daisy in its beak. The design is by the British design team Le Witt and Him employed by the British Ministry of Information throughout the Second World War.