Vintage British Railway Posters is on view in the Charles Marvin Fairchild Memorial Gallery on the fifth floor of Georgetown University's Lauinger Library during the Fall 2001 semester.

Vintage British Railway Posters
From the Collection of
Jeremiah J. O'Connor
Fall 2001

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Great Western Railway (5)
London & North Eastern Railway (8)
Southern Railway (6)
Pullman (1)
London, Midland & Scottish Railway (4)
Great Eastern Train Ferries (1)

The twenty-five posters in the exhibition have been divided into the above six categories. Please click the links to see the illustrations. All posters are approximately 40 x 25 inches.

Southern Railway
 
For Holidays I always go Southern
Anonymous
For Holidays I always go Southern
London, Dunstable & Watford: Waterlow & Sons Limited
Not dated, but not before 1925
The original photograph on which this poster is based was taken in 1924 by the father of Ronald Witt, the child gazing raptly up at the engineer, and the earliest poster use was in 1925; but the image was used repeatedly in various guises for a dozen years.
Electrification!
T. D. Kerr
Electrification! (Progress Posters No. 1)
London, Dunstable & Watford: Waterlow & Sons Ltd.
1925
This and the following three posters made up the Southern Railway's first poster series.
Cole and Durack, p. 64
   
Steam!
T. D. Kerr
Steam! (Progress Posters No. 2)
London: McCorquodale & Co., Limited
1925
Cole and Durack, p. 64
The Viaduct
T. D. Kerr
The Viaduct (Progress Posters No. 3)
London, Dunstable & Watford: Waterlow & Sons Ltd.
1925
The illustration depicts the Ouse Viaduct, on the route between London and Brighton.
Cole and Durack, p. 65
   
Rolling-stock
T. D. Kerr
Rolling-stock (Progress Posters No. 4)
London: McCorquodale & Co., Limited
1925
The New 'Bournemouth Limited'
Anonymous
The New 'Bournemouth Limited'
[London] Sanders Phillips and Co., Ltd., The Baynard Press
[1929]
Hillman and Cole, p. 12
   

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