'Harrow School', LMS poster, 1923-1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced by London, Midland & Scottish Railway as part of a series devoted to public schools in England. This poster shows a view of Harrow School, which was founded in 1571 by John Lyons. The building shown is the 'Old Schools'. Artwork by Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971), who studied art at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art. A famous marine painter, he designed posters for several railway companies and organised the Royal Academy series of posters for the London & Midlands Railway (LMR) in 1924.