London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. unbound. Original poster. Color lithograph. 15 x 10 inches. This intriguing World War II "careless talk" propaganda poster features a man seeming to be winking at the viewer. The poster reads "What I know I keep to myself - Careless Talk Costs Lives". During World War II, the British government generated propaganda using various forms of media to gain supports for the war effort. The Careless talk propaganda series was particularly aimed at discouraging people from talking about sensitive material so as to avoid being overheard by spies as well as to avoid the spread of rumors. This poster was printed for H. M. Stationery office by Lowe and Brydone Printers Limited of London. No. 51-102. The poster is in good condition with minimal edge wear. Stamp on verso "British Library of Information 620 5th Avenue New York (Inventory #: 268466)
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