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Anti Fruit Throwing Sign

Metropolitan Police notice warning against throwing or despositing orange peel, banana or other fruit skins in the street in London

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Anti Banana L Aw Litter Metropolitan Notice Peel Skins Throwing Warning Littering Tidiness


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This fascinating historical print captures a unique piece of London's past - an "Anti Fruit Throwing Sign" issued by the Metropolitan Police in 1910. The sign, prominently displayed on a street corner, warns against littering by throwing or depositing orange peel, banana skins, or other fruit in the streets. Intriguingly specific in its instructions, this notice reflects a time when even the smallest acts of littering were taken seriously by law enforcement. It serves as a reminder of the importance placed on tidiness and cleanliness in early 20th century Britain. The image itself is striking in its simplicity - a stark black and white poster with bold lettering that demands attention. The message is clear: keep our streets clean and free from fruit waste. As we look back on this piece of history, we are reminded of how societal norms and attitudes towards littering have evolved over time. While it may seem quaint or even humorous to us now, this sign was once a serious attempt to maintain order and cleanliness in the bustling city of London. Overall, this print offers a glimpse into a bygone era where even something as seemingly innocuous as fruit peels could spark concern among authorities. It stands as both a testament to our changing attitudes towards environmental conservation and a fascinating snapshot of life in early 20th century Britain.

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