Donia Nachshen, 1903-1987

The Other Side of the Counter

The Other Side of the Counter. PRD 312, 1943, POST 110/3196

The Ukrainian born artist and illustrator’s family had fled an anti-Jewish pogrom in the early 20th century before settling in London. She studied at the Slade School of Art and is best known for her World War Two posters including for the Post Office.

More by Donia Nachshen

Donia Nachshen designed two other Post Office posters during the Second World War. They also focus on women at work, in the telegraph service rather than the post office counter.

We don’t hold these two posters in our collections. They are reproduced below courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.