'Hull: Britain's Cheapest Port', LNER poster, 1929.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

'Hull: Britain's Cheapest Port', LNER poster, 1929.

Gawthorn, Henry George

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Poster produced for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote the company's freight services in the industrial area of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. The poster shows an aerial view of the port at Hull. Artwork by Henry George Gawthorn (1879-1941), who started out as an architect but later turned to pictorial art. He wrote several books on poster design and publicity and produced posters for LNER. He often inserted a self-portrait into many of his posters, complete with pince-nez and a panama hat.
 

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