Posters

Poster; Kenwood, by Margaret Calkin James, 1935
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1935
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/4142
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 35.1864.2chgs 35.893,1000
Publisher : London Transport : 1935
Printer : Dangerfield Printing Company Ltd
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : KENWOOD UNDERGROUND to GOLDERS GREEN or HIGHGATE STATION thence by bus 210 to 'The Spaniards' Daily every 71 minutes TRAM 3, 5 to HAMPSTEAD 7, 15 to HIGHGATE rd. 11 to HIGHGATE VILLAGE from Moorgate or Holborn Daily every 5 minutes
Additional information : This poster promotes Kenwood House, the 18th-century country mansion opened to the public on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Illustrated by Margaret Calkin James, it shows Kenwood set amongst the open grounds and trees of Hampstead Heath. Transport links to the house are recommended by Underground to Golders Green or Highgate station, or by tram to Hampstead, Highgate Road or Highgate Village.
Title : Kenwood
Colour : Pink
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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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There are a number of country houses in and around London, which are open to the public. Some, such as Chiswick House, would once have been in the open countryside but have since been sorrounded by the expansion of London's suburbs. Others, such as Knole and Hatfield, remain beyond the city's boundaries. Travel by bus and coach to these historic houses has been a popular subject for London Transport posers.
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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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