'Going North? St Pancras', MR poster, 1910.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the Midland Railway (MR) to promote services to the north of England from St Pancras Station, in London. The poster shows an interior view of St Pancras where passengers are seen on the busy platforms, awaiting trains and viewing bookstalls. Artwork by Fred Taylor (1875-1963), who was commissioned in 1930 to design four ceiling paintings for the Underwriting Room at Lloyd's and murals for Reed's Lacquer Room. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and other London galleries and worked for the Empire Marketing Board, LNER, London Transport and several shipping companies.