'Historic Monuments in North East England', NER poster, c 1910.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for North Eastern Railway (NER) to promote travel on the railway's routes. This poster is one of a series devoted to historic monuments in North East England and shows a view of Barnard Castle, Durham, which was built in the 11th and 12th centuries on a rocky crag, guarding a crosing point on the River Tees. 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 posters for several railway companies.