Posters

Poster; Country Fair, by Mabel Lucie Attwell, 1912
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1912
Collection : Posters
Object location : Covent Garden
Reference number : 1983/363
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Publisher : Underground Electric Railway Company Ltd : 1912
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : UNDERGROUND Country fair in aid of 'Our Dumb Friends' League' Botanical Gardens June 20th & 21st. Book to Baker Street
Title : Country Fair
Colour : Green,Light Green
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The range of entertainment on offer in London provided countless vibrant and enticing subjects for transport posters. Rather than advertising specific venues or events, posters usually promoted general activities such as shopping or going to the theatre. Many aimed to encourage travel to the city in the evenings and at weekends. Others encouraged regular commuters to stay in the city after work, rather than travelling home at rush hour. In the 1930s, posters were also issued with listings of specific events scheduled for that week.
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Double royal : Double royal has been the standard poster size used by the Underground since 1908. This 40 x 25 inch format has been used almost exclusively by railway companies.
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