'Window Protection', Wills cigarette card, 1938.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 17cm x 32cm

'Window Protection', Wills cigarette card, 1938.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


One of a series of 'Air Raid Precautions' cards. This one illustraties the various layers that should be placed over a window to prevent the glas being shattered by the force of a bomb blast. These include whitewash, shutters, cushions, a thick blind and finally a grid to be screwed to the frame. Despite widely being regarded as a useful source of instruction, production of cigarette cards was halted during both World Wars due to shortages.

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