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'Knaresborough: It's Quicker by Rail', LNER poster, 1928.

Gawthorn, Henry George

'Knaresborough: It's Quicker by Rail', LNER poster, 1928.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


Poster produced by London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to Knaresborough in Yorkshire. The poster shows a man and a woman in a railway carriage looking out the window down at the town. 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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