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Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Scottish east coast city and resort of Aberdeen. Artwork by Alex McLellan
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EDITORS COMMENTS This print transports us back in time to the golden age of travel, showcasing a stunning LMS/LNER poster promoting Aberdeen as "The Silver City by the Sea.". Created between 1923 and 1947, this remarkable piece of artwork by Alex McLellan captures the essence of this Scottish east coast city and resort.
As we gaze upon this vintage masterpiece, we are immediately drawn to the picturesque beauty that awaits in Aberdeen. The poster's vibrant colors and meticulous attention to detail highlight its sandy beaches, charming towns, and breathtaking landscapes. It effortlessly entices tourists and holidaymakers alike to embark on a memorable journey filled with leisurely strolls along the seaside.
Aberdeen's allure is further enhanced by its close proximity to Deeside, an area renowned for its natural wonders. This railway poster serves as an invitation for adventure-seekers to explore these idyllic surroundings while basking in Scotland's summer sun.
Beyond its visual appeal, this piece also reflects the social significance of rail travel during that era. Railways were not just means of transportation but gateways to new experiences and cherished memories. The graphic design employed here showcases how advertisements played a pivotal role in enticing people towards exploration.
Preserved within National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this print stands as a testament to our enduring fascination with historical posters like these. It reminds us of simpler times when railways were at the forefront of connecting people with distant destinations.
So let your imagination wander back in time as you admire this exquisite artwork celebrating Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea – where sea meets land amidst a backdrop of scenic beauty that continues to captivate travelers even today.
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