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'Clacton-on-Sea', LNER poster, 1926.

Gawthorn, Henry George

'Clacton-on-Sea', LNER poster, 1926.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to Clacton in Essex. The poster shows people sitting on deck chairs on a balcony which overlooks the beach. 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 included a self-portrait in his posters, complete with pince-nez and a panama hat. Dimensions: 1016 mm x 1270 mm.

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