'Waterloo Station', watercolour for an SR poster, 1948.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Watercolour made for a poster produced for Southern Railways (SR). This picture appeared on one of two posters commisioned as part of the celebrations that took place in 1948 to mark the centenary of the opening of Waterloo Station. The poster commemorates 'a centenary of uninterrupted service during war and peace'. Artwork by Helen McKie (d 1957), who studied at the Lambeth School of Art and exhibited at the Paris Salon and at leading London galleries. In addition to designing posters for the Southern Railway (SR), she also wrote and illustrated booklets and other publicity material and designed uniforms and upholstery. In 1939 she was asked to decorate two new coaches for the cros-Channel service.