'Paignton', GWR poster, 1937
Poster produced for the Great Western Railway (GWR) promoting rail travel to Paignton, South Devon. The poster shows a bathing belle waving a towel on the beach, with the promenade stretching out behind her and sunbathers enjoying themselves on the beach. Artwork by Charles Pears, a marine painter in oil who was an Official Naval Artist during the World Wars. He worked as a poster artist for rail companies and other clients and was also a book illustrator.
© NRM/Pictorial Collection
Middlesex Historical John Speed 1610 Map
A reproduction of John Speed's historical map of the county of Middlesex. Originally published as part of his atlas called 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain' in 1610. John Speed ((1552-1629) was a renowned English cartographer, his maps themselves were of high quality and gained a great reputation for being among the best county maps.
© Map Marketing Ltd
'Lancaster Castle', BR (LMR) poster, 1950
Poster produced for British Railways (BR), London Midland Region (LMR), promoting rail travel to Lancaster Castle in Lancashire, showing a view of the castle, which includes an 11th century Norman keep, and later medieval additions initiated by John of Gaunt. Elizabeth I added fortifications to the castle as a defence against the Spanish Armada. Artwork by Kenneth Steel. Printed by Stafford & Co Ltd, Netherfield, Nottingham.
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