'Scarborough', LNER poster, 1932.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to the seaside resort of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The poster shows a young couple with binoculars on a clifftop below the castle walls, with the beach seen below in the distance. 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 1270 mm.