Railway Posters – part 3
This large series on railway poster deals mainly with what could be called the golden age of the railway poster, where the sun always shone and the British seaside was as glamorous as the Côte d’Azur. Many talented and famous artists like Frank Newbould, John Hassall and Terence Cuneo worked on these posters. For more information, and for other works, see parts 1 and 2 also. This is part 3 of a 9 – part series on Railway Posters: Claude Henry Buckle RI RMSA ( 1905-1973 ) Blackpool LMS Claude…
Image of scarborough - its quicker by rail, lner poster, 1923-1947. by Science & Society Picture Library
Image of scarborough - its quicker by rail, lner poster, 1923-1947. by Science & Society Picture Library View and buy rights managed stock photos at Science & Society Picture Library.
‘Robin Hood's Town’ by Stewart Laker
'Robin Hood's Town' by Stewart Laker. This shot is of Robin Hood’s Bay where it meets the sea; you can see the massive sea defence wall which is there to protect the village from the ever relentless sea. North York Moors National Park.!htt...
Railway Posters – part 1
The British Railway network flourished between 1830 and 1870. By 1852 there were over 7000 miles of rail track in England and Scotland, and every significant centre could rely on rail communication. An early illustration showing the proliferation of advertising posters targeting rail passengers. Britain’s railways transformed the landscape both physically and culturally, producing new opportunities for commerce and travel, and fuelling industrial and economic expansion. Goods could be…
Skell And Crossbones
Fountains Abbey, one of two World Heritage Sites in Yorkshire, and the River Skell. The ruinous twelfth century Cistercian foundation in Nidderdale is depicted in a British Railways poster of 1956. The artist is Canadian Gyrth Russell (1892-1970), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. By this time, one of the nearest railheads to the abbey, Pateley Bridge, had closed to passengers.