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Imperial Flying Boat

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ben Johnson & Co. Ltd (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour halftone print on paper that has been pasted onto a card support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 159

Physical description

A colour advertisement for the Imperial Flying Boat depicting an image of the aircraft flying above a coastline. The plane is illustrated in cross section so that activities that occur within are shown for example the flight crew can be seen inside a cabin at the front and a chef is seen preparing food in a kitchen. Many of the technical aspects, locations and crew members of the aircraft are labelled with arrows.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1939 (made)


Ben Johnson & Co. Ltd (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour halftone print on paper that has been pasted onto a card support


Height: 20.5 cm, Width: 34.1 cm, Height: 4.2 cm, Width: 21 cm

Descriptive line

Print, pictorial advertisements for Imperial Airways, colour halftone on paper pasted onto support card, Great Britain, probably 1939

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991


Paper; Card support


Halftone printing

Subjects depicted

Coastline; Pilots; Chef; Flying boat; Cross section; Aircraft; Air travel


Prints; Advertising; Transport; Entertainment & Leisure; Tourism & Travel


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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