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Poster; Visit the empire, by Ernest Michael Dinkel, 1933
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1933
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/3555
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 62.1000.4.1.33
Publisher : Underground Electric Railway Company Ltd : 1933
Printer : Waterlow & Sons Ltd
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : The Wealth, Romance And Beauty of the Empire Canada New Zealand Jamaica Bt. Guiana West Indies Pacific Isles Newfoundland Visit the Empire By London's Underground Sth. Kensington for the Museums St. James Park for the Abbey Kew Gardens Camden Town for the Zoo Holborn for the British Museum
Title : Visit the empire
Colour : Brown,Pink,Grey
Printed by : Waterlow & Sons Ltd
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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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