Posters

Poster; Merry Christmas, by Dudley Dyer, 1932
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1932
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/4/9316
Size : H 380mm, W 280mm
Publisher : Underground Electric Railways Company Ltd : 1932
Descriptive size : Panel poster
Content text : Merry Christmas All around the town by London's Underground
Title : Merry Christmas
Colour : Blue,Red,Green
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London's calendar has always been full of public events. These range from large scale annual events and one-off festivals, for which thousands of Londoners take to the streets, to smaller exhibitions held at a variety of specific venues. Transport companies have always taken the opportunity to promote travel to such events through their posters. On public holidays, when there were no scheduled events to promote, posters encouraged Londoners to travel out into the countryside or to explore the city.
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Public holidays meant that less people were commuting. Keen to fill empty seats on buses, trams and the Underground, London Transport used posters to promote the opportunity for leisure travel. Every Easter, Whitsun and August Bank holiday the public were encouraged to take outings to London's surrounding countryside, towns and villages or to explore the delights of the city. At Christmas many posters promoted shopping, while others simply offered their passengers festive greetings.
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Panel poster : Panel posters were produced for display in Underground car interiors, as well as on the inside and outside of buses and trams. Because they did not have to fit a standard frame or wall space, they are smaller than other poster formats and vary slightly in size.
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