'Discretion', LNER poster, 1933.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced by London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to advertise the excellent service passengers can expect from LNER waiters in the dining restaurant carriages. The poster reads, 'Discretion in mixing coctails and servig crusted port - Regard for our passengers' eupeptic welfare - These are the qualities that distinguish the LNER waiter'. Artwork by Austin Cooper (1890-1964), a Canadian who studied art in Cardiff and Arbroath. He began his career as a commercial artist in Montreal, but returned to London in 1922 and designed posters for LNER, Indian State Railways and London Transport. His first show was held at the London Gallery in 1948. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 635 mm.