Thursday, 4 March 2010

Railways Poster Art

The golden age of the railways was also the golden age of railways poster art, with seductive images enticing day-trippers and holiday makers to enjoy fun and frolics in the sunshine. Holiday in Spain? Forget it; full of swarthy, garlic-eating foreigners. Take the train to sunny Southport and ogle the girls in their bathing suits, with not a mad mullah or a suicide bomber in sight. These two posters from Great Western Railways are samples of a huge auction of railways art, the second part of which takes place today. The BBC has posted a slide show of gems from this collection (title link).


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