Posters

Poster; Visitors London, unknown, 1956
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1956
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/11639
Size : H 292mm, W 210mm
Publisher : London Transport : 1956
Descriptive size : Panel poster
Content text : Visitors London An alphabetical pocket reference book to London's chief buildings and places of interest. Enclosed with the book is a brochure 'How to Get There' which directs readers to all the places mentioned and many more, besides giving their hours of opening and prices of admission. 4/6. Visitor's London can be obtained at London Transport enquiry offices, bookstalls and station ticket offices, through W. H. Smith & Son, Ltd. and from the Publicity Officer, London Transport, 55 Broadway, S.W. 1.
Title : Visitors London
Colour : Orange
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From its first pictorial poster in 1908, the Underground and then London Transport have promoted sightseeing in the capital. Posters encouraged visitors and Londoners alike to either take a conducted tour or to explore the city themselves. Well known landmarks such as Nelson's Column and Buckingham Palace featured the most frequently, although lesser known places of interest were also publicised. Many posters focused on a specific sight, others simply encouraged visitors to 'See London by coach' or 'See London in summer'. Green line coach and country bus services allowed sightseeing to extend beyond the city.
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Panel poster : Panel posters were produced for display in Underground car interiors, as well as on the inside and outside of buses and trams. Because they did not have to fit a standard frame or wall space, they are smaller than other poster formats and vary slightly in size.
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