'Blast Furnaces Served by LNER', LNER poster, 1926.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) which seeks to convey the magnitude of the General Strike of 1926 which crippled industry. Of the blast furnaces served by LNER rail services, 237 were normally in operation. In November 1926, only four were in operation. Artwork by Austin Cooper, 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.