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Poster; Hampton Court, by Hanna Weil, 1963
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1963
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/7458
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 163.80M.2700
Publisher : London Transport : 1963
Printer : Curwen Press : 1963
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : Hampton Court has a special Winter flavour. Grey clouds lend majesty even to Wren's classical magnificence, and yours may be the only footsteps to echo around the quiet courts where the young Henry VIII wooed Anne Boleyn. Indoors , Lely's Windsor Beauties glow warmly in their silks and satins, amid the splendours of the State Appartments. Green Line coaches 716, 716A, 718, 725,
Title : Hampton Court
Colour : Blue,Red,Purple
Printed by : Curwen Press
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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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The Tower of London and Buckingham Palace were the most popular royal buildings to appear on sightseeing posters. However, lesser known sights such as St James's Palace and Kensington Palace also featured. Travel to royal buildings just outside London, in particular Windsor Castle and Hampton Court, was also promoted by coach, bus or tram.
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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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