'Bulb Time in Holland', LNER poster, c 1935.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote travel to the Netherlands during bulb time when the flowers are in bloom in April and May. The poster shows a view of flowers being taken off a small boat on a canal, in a setting that can be readily recognised as Dutch. Artwork by Frank Henry Mason (1876-1965), who was educated at HMS Conway and spent time at sea. He painted marine and coastal subjects and was involved in engineering and shipbuilding. He designed railway posters for the North Eastern Railway (NER), Great Western Railway (GWR) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER).