'York', LNER poster, c 1920s.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
'York, Walled City of Antiquity, Centre of a Glorious Holiday District'. Poster produced for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to the ancient city of York. The poster shows a street scene illustration of the picturesque old buildings of The Shambles shopping area, with York Minster in the background and shoppers and a horse and cart in the foreground. Artwork by Fred Taylor, who was commisioned 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.