Federal Ministry of Information

About the Artist

We don't have much information about this fascinating collection of vintage Nigerian silk-screened workplace safety posters. They were collected by an American who worked in Nigeria in the 1960's and have been in storage for the last fifty years. All of them were silk-screen printed by the Federal Ministry of Information and issued by the Federal Ministry of Labour. They are signed by a number of different artists, including L. A. Ogunade, Eben. Alder, S. A. Jinadu and J. Owei.

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A CUT TODAY may be A COFFIN TOMORROW - Workplace Safety Poster #30
SKU: NPoster-30

By Eben. Alder - Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

do not revive FIRES with inflammable LIQUIDS - Workplace Safety Poster #33
SKU: N-Poster-33

By L. A. Ogunade - Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

FIRST AID NOT THIRST AID - Workplace Safety Poster #4
SKU: N-Poster-4

By Meg - Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

LOOSE TOOLS are dangerous - Workplace Safety Poster #7
SKU: N-Poster-7

By J. Owei - Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

LOOK AFTER YOUR EYES - Workplace Safety Poster #10
SKU: NPoster-10

By Meg - Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

GUARDS ARE FOR YOUR PROTECTION - Workplace Safety Poster #12
SKU: NPoster-12

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

USE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT - Workplace Safety Poster #13
SKU: NPoster-13

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

LOOK OUT FOR HAND HAZARDS - Workplace Safety Poster #14
SKU: NPoster-14

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

little DRIPS cause big SLIPS - Workplace Safety Poster #15
SKU: NPoster-15

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

BEWARE OF LIVE OVERHEAD CABLES - Workplace Safety Poster #16
SKU: NPoster-16

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

USE PROPER TOOLS - Workplace Safety Poster #19
SKU: NPoster-19

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

Don't Lose Sight of EYE SAFETY - Workplace Safety Poster #20
SKU: NPoster-20

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

DO NOT ADJUST MACHINERY IN MOTION - Workplace Safety Poster #21
SKU: NPoster-21

By J. Owei - Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

ADJUST THAT TOOL REST - Workplace Safety Poster #28
SKU: NPoster-28

By S.A.Jinadu - Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

SKU: NPoster-25

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$200

FRIENDS AND ENEMIES - Workplace Safety Poster #2
SKU: N-Poster-2

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

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SEE OVER YOUR LOADS - Workplace Safety Poster #9
SKU: N-Poster-9

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes, purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, as shown.

$225

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Protect your feet - Workplace Safety Poster #18
SKU: NPoster-18

Unsigned artist with Federal Ministry of Information. Issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Lagos, Nigeria)
c.1960
Silkscreen print on paper
(30" h x 20"w, 76cm x 51cm)
Provenance: collection of George Stathes (1925-1996), purchased in Nigeria 1960's.
Condition : Good, w/ some wear/soiling on edges, especially upper left corner,as shown.

$225

Product Status: 
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