Posters

Poster; Evolution of London; 1914 - 1936, by Zero (Hans Schleger), 1936
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1936
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/4475
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 36.2350.2000
Publisher : London Transport : 1936
Printer : The Baynard Press
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : 1914 Pre-war London, Transport London Today
Title : Evolution of London; 1914 - 1936
Colour : Green,Red
Printed by : The Baynard Press
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By 1914 the Underground Group ran most of the Tube lines, three tram systems and the main London bus company, the LGOC. The posters publicise all these transport modes. Outside the Underground Group were the Metropolitan Railway and London County Council (LCC) Tramways, which ran separate poster campaigns. All these companies were merged into London Transport (LT) in 1933. The four main line railway companies also used posters to promote their London suburban services. Transport for London (TfL) replaced LT in 2000 with wider responsibility including taxis, streets, river services and some overground rail.
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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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