Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Book collection van in London, 1943

Photo from the Imperial War Museums.
I found this 1943 photo on the Imperial War Museums' website. The caption reads:

A Ministry of Information car and display van carrying a salvage exhibition for the Ministry of Supply Directorate of Salvage and Recovery, photographed outside MoI headquarters at Senate House in London. The car has the words 'Private Scrap is in town...come and meet him' painted on the side. The van itself has a special bin for collecting books 'for the forces, blitzed libraries, and salvage', and the side of the van features a series of wooden display panels by artist Bruce Angrave. The salvage exhibition continues inside the vehicle.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I had never heard of such a vehicle. Thanks for sharing.