|Dimensions||101 × 63.5 cm|
Teignmouth Is Devon [SALE RAIL TRAVEL]1950s, Artist, Decade, Green, Normal, Poster Colours, Poster Size, Red, Steward G, Transport, Travel & Tourism
Genre: Travel & Tourism / Transport
Title: Teignmouth Is Devon
Artist: Glenn Steward
Size (cm): 63.5 x 101
Country of origin: U.K.
In the days before international travel and cheap package holidays abroad, an annual trip to the seaside was an important feature of 1950’s Britain. British Rail competed for this seasonal holiday traffic often by promoting the appeal of the destination, the means of transport never overshadowed the waiting delights on arrival. This technique, in sympathy with the growing affluence of the postwar population, is well shown in Glenn Steward’s poster from 1953. The bold and confident image, complete with slightly leaning font suggests movement, energy and vigour, all designed to appeal to a younger, consumer aware, demographic.
The poster is in very good condition, unbacked, complete, and free from creases or paper loss. There is a small area of superficial water damage along the lower right edge but this would be hidden once framed under a mount. This is a youthful, energetic poster from an optimistic age when “you never had it so good”.
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