“See Britain by train!” High-style vintage travel posters encouraged visits to England’s historic landmarks, rolling hills, and tranquil waterways while enjoying the comforts and speed of rail travel. Artists helped transform the image of travel throughout the United Kingdom, especially after World War II, tempting would-be vacationers out of the cities to spend leisure time in such idyllic destinations as Woodhall Spa and the all-season resort at Bournemouth. The 12 posters reproduced in this calendar are a robust sampling of railway advertising output spanning the 1920s to the 1950s, when both accomplished landscape painters and little-known designers were hired to create these enticing scenes. Grab your ticket to a yearlong holiday visiting England’s top destinations with this calendar of 12 vintage travel posters.
Edited by Swann Auction Galleries. Published by Pomegranate. Measures 13 x 12 inches, opens to 26 x 12 inches. ISBN 9781087507675