England: HMS Victory Southsea And Portsmouth

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Genre: Travel / Tourism
Title:  England: HMS Victory, Southsea And Portsmouth
Year:  c. 1920’s~30’s
Artist:  S. Cribb (1875~1963)
Size (cm): 50.8 x 76.2
Country of origin: U.K.

A well composed poster of HMS Victory, Admiral Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, on behalf of the City of Portsmouth & Southsea and the Travel & Industrial Development Association. HMS Victory can be seen in No.2 Dry Dock, its home since 1922, with other contemporary Royal Navy warships in the background. Taken by Stephen Cribb, a local photographer with close links to the Navy, the image is well framed, crisp and sharp.

The Travel & Industrial Development Association (TIDA) was formed in 1932 to promote the UK as a tourist destination & produced a set of publicity posters along this line. The images were used many times in different poster campaigns over the years, but as the TIDA organsiation was run down from 1939 as WW2 began & wound up in 1945, this poster can be placed in the 1932~39 period.

The poster looks as if it has been framed in the past but is in generally good condition. One obvious crease is visible below the upper horizontal edge. Along the edges are small creases and nicks consistent with a poster this age. These are minor issues and would disappear if framed under a mount.


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Dimensions 76.2 × 50.8 cm

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