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'Hull: Britain's Cheapest Port', LNER poster, 1929.

Gawthorn, Henry George

'Hull: Britain's Cheapest Port', LNER poster, 1929.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Poster produced for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote the company's freight services in the industrial area of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. The poster shows an aerial view of the port at Hull. Artwork by Henry George Gawthorn (1879-1941), who started out as an architect but later turned to pictorial art. He wrote several books on poster design and publicity and produced posters for LNER. He often inserted a self-portrait into many of his posters, complete with pince-nez and a panama hat.

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