Original British Second World War Home Front poster. Make do and mend.

Make do and mend


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  • Condition: B+ (folds)
  • Date: c.1942
  • Printer: Multi Machine Plates Ltd
  • Publisher: Board of Trade & Ministry of Information
  • Size: DC (750 x 495 mm)

One of the most famous Home Front slogans, Make Do and Mend was a wartime Ministry of Information campaign to provide housewives with useful tips on how to be both frugal and stylish in times of harsh rationing. This poster would have advertised one of the many exhibitions held around the country.