'First Sailing of RMS 'Queen Mary' , SR poster, 1936.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for Southern Railways (SR) to advertise the first sailing of the liner Queen Mary, and tickets to the event from London train stations. The Queen Mary was the largest and fastest liner ever built: she could accommodate 776 first-clas, 784 tourist and 579 third-clas pasengers, together with 1101 officers and crew. She also won the Blue Riband of the Atlantic in 1936 and 1938, and served as a troop ship in the Second World War. Artwork by Leslie Carr, who painted marine subjects and architectural and river scenes and designed posters for the SR, London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) and British Railways (BR). Dimensions: 1016 mm x 1270 mm.