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The Indigo Arts website has remained active over the last year despite the widespread shutdowns due to the COVID-19 virus.   I have been able to resume regular operations.  I am able to pack and ship most orders within a few days.   Shipping times have increased during this period.  The gallery is open to visitors on an appointment only basis.   Please phone or email ahead.  

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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. All of them were silk-screen printed by the Federal Ministry of Information and issued by the Federal Ministry of Labor. They are signed by a number of different artists, including L. A. Ogunade, Eben. Alder, S. A. Jinadu and J. Owei.

Region:
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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