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Underground to Wood Lane

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (printed)

  • Date:

    1920 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herrick, Frederick Charles, born 1887 - died 1970 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London Ltd. (UERL)

  • Museum number:

    E.455-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case PR, shelf 6, box R

This poster was issued by London Transport for the International Advertising Exhibition at the White City, London. Humourous brand characters continued to be popular in the 1920s and some of the most famous were created by S.H. Benson. The International Advertising Exhibition featured a 'Pageant of Publicity', a procession through London of such brand characters as Bubbles, the Kodak Girl, the Michelin Man, the Rowntree's Cocoa-Nibs children and many others, some of whom are depicted here. At White City, London Underground had a stand to encourage advertisers to rent poster spaces on stations, buses and trains.

Physical description

Poster

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (printed)

Date

1920 (printed)

Artist/maker

Herrick, Frederick Charles, born 1887 - died 1970 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on paper

Dimensions

Height: 1016 mm, Width: 1252 mm

Descriptive line

Poster by F. C. Herrick advertising the Underground to Wood Lane for the International Advertising Exhibition at White City (Nov 29 - Dec 4, 1920). Great Britain, 1920.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Underground railway stations; Underground railways; Advertisements; Posters

Categories

Prints; Transport; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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