'Household Removals', GWR/LMS/LNER/SR poster, 1923-1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the Great Western Railway (GWR), London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), London, Midland & Scottish (LMS) and Southern Railway (SR) to promote household removal services. The service included free estimates, packing and unpacking and door to door transit without intemediate handling.The poster shows removal men lifting furniture from a British Railways road-rail container van. Artwork by Frank Newbould (1887-1951), who studied at Bradford College of Art and joined the War Office in 1942. He designed posters for the LNER (London & North Eastern Railway), GWR (Great Western Railway), Orient Line and Belgian Railways.