Posters

Poster; 140 years of London's transport, by William Fenton, 1969
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1969
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/7768
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 169/296M/7500
Publisher : London Transport : 1969
Printer : W S Cowell Ltd : 1969
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : 140 Years of London's transport under one roof. Shillibeer's roses-round-the-door horse bus of 1829, Tilling's mighty two-horse-power double-decker, the venerable 'Met' Locomotive No. 23 (it served Londoners for 82 years) , the famous 'B-Type' bus which answered Kitchener's call, and L.U.T.'s cyclops 'Diddler'. All these and much more (including an array of London Transport posters) at the Museum of British Transport, Clapham. Open Mondays to Saturdays 10 00 - 17 30. Closed Sundays. Admission 2/6, child 1/6...
Title : 140 years of London's transport
Colour : Red,Black
Printed by : W S Cowell Ltd
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The range of entertainment on offer in London provided countless vibrant and enticing subjects for transport posters. Rather than advertising specific venues or events, posters usually promoted general activities such as shopping or going to the theatre. Many aimed to encourage travel to the city in the evenings and at weekends. Others encouraged regular commuters to stay in the city after work, rather than travelling home at rush hour. In the 1930s, posters were also issued with listings of specific events scheduled for that week.
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London Transport posters have promoted travel to almost all of the capital's many museums and galleries. Some advertised the institutions themselves, whilst others promoted special exhibitions. The exotic and eclectic collections offered the poster artist inexhaustible subject matter. Unlike other London attractions, museums and galleries could be represented by subjects and imagery not normally associated with the city, ranging from dinosaurs to ancient Egyptian sculpture.
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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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