Posters

Poster; Soon in the train by escalator, by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 1937
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1937
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/4661
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 37.729.1500
Reproduced in : London Transport Posters. A Century of Art and Design, edited by David Bownes and Oliver Green, Lund Humphries, 2008
Publisher : London Transport : 1937
Printer : Waterlow & Sons Ltd
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : Soon In The Train By Escalator 1 The level platform 2 Beginning to go down 3 Going down Each step of the escalator is a separate four-wheeled truck. The rear pair of wheels runs on one track, the front pair on another...
Title : Soon in the train by escalator
Colour : Brown
Printed by : Waterlow & Sons Ltd
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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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