1960s Original British Poster, Post Office Savings Bank - Harry Titcombe

Date: 1960s
Size:  19.5 x 29.5 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen Backed
Artist: Harry Titcombe
Information: For more details, please call 514 656 3301

About The Poster:  According to Wikipedia, "Many nations' post offices operated or continue to operate postal savings systems to provide depositors who do not have access to banks a safe, convenient method to save money and to promote saving among the poor. [...] The first nation to offer such an arrangement was Great Britain in 1861."

As shown by the lion and unicorn insignia on the silver slip held by this young girl, this poster advertises Britain's post office savings bank. Its artist, Harry Titcombe, chose vivid colours and a young smiling girl to promote the advantages such a service might provide to even young investors, interested in saving a penny (or should I say shilling?) or two! With her adorable braided pigtails, bright blue eyes, and rosy cheeks, audiences were surely convinced to invest in their future. At 19.5 x 29.5 inches, this poster has been recently linen-backed and is in excellent condition, ready to be framed!