'Harwich for the Continent', LNER poster, 1923-1947.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promoting the company's ferry service from Harwich in Essex, to The Hook of Holland, Flushing, Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Esbjerg on the Continent. Three of the LNER's fleet of steamer ferries are shown travelling in convoy by night, pasing a lightboat named 'Cork'. Artwork by Frank Mason (1876-1965), who was educated at HMS Conway and spent time at sea. He painted marine and coastal subjects. In addition to designing railway posters, he was also involved in engineering and shipbuilding in Leeds and Hartlepool.