Posters

Poster; Fall of the leaf, by Walter E Spradbery, 1933
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1933
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/3633
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 33-2530
Publisher : London Transport : 1933
Printer : Waterlow & Sons Ltd
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : London Transport Fall Of The Leaf
Additional information : London Transport commissioned this poster in 1933. It was designed by Walter E Spradbery to promote the beauty of London's countryside in autumn. Spradbery, a specialist in landscape painting, painted a series of scenic views to represent the four seasons for London Transport posters. They all lovingly portrayed his home county of Essex.
Title : Fall of the leaf
Colour : Brown
Printed by : Waterlow & Sons Ltd
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Leisure travel into the area now known as Greater London (and beyond) was promoted to increase revenue during off-peak periods. For similar commercial reasons, commuters were encouraged to live further out from the city in the new suburbs. Posters advertising days out by tube, bus or tram, were prominently displayed at station entrances and on the vehicles themselves. They include some of the most attractive and evocative posters produced by the Underground/London Transport.
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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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