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Seaside Excursions: Southend

Poster
1925 (issued)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'Southend: Seaside Excursions'. A colour lithograph poster showing a woman in a blue bathing suit and an orange swimming cap placing a rug onto the sand; she is waving to her friends behind her who are waving back. The image of the woman is at the top of the poster, the rug resting on a black semi-circle which forms the background for the text. Design is inscribed: 'SEASIDE EXCURSIONS CHEAP RETURN FARE FROM THIS STATION'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithography
Brief Description
'Southend: Seaside Excursions'. A colour lithograph poster showing a woman in a blue bathing suit and an orange swimming cap. Designed by Frederick Charles Herrick. Printed by Baynard Press. Issued by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd., 1925.
Physical Description
'Southend: Seaside Excursions'. A colour lithograph poster showing a woman in a blue bathing suit and an orange swimming cap placing a rug onto the sand; she is waving to her friends behind her who are waving back. The image of the woman is at the top of the poster, the rug resting on a black semi-circle which forms the background for the text. Design is inscribed: 'SEASIDE EXCURSIONS CHEAP RETURN FARE FROM THIS STATION'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 101cm
  • Width: 62.8cm
Dimensions taken from: Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'HERRICK' (Signed in image, left side above the horizon.)
  • 'SEASIDE / EXCURSIONS / CHEAP / RETURN / FARE / FROM / THIS / STATION / UNDERGROUND / FOR CONDITIONS OF ISSUE AND TRAINS BY / WHICH TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE SEE HANDBILLS' (Lettered as part of design.)
  • 'POST / STICKER / HERE' (Lettered in white diamond, central at bottom of design.)
  • '1114 / 1000 / 8.25' (Bottom left corner of sheet.)
  • 'Sanders Phillips and Co., Ltd., THE BAYNARD PRESS, Chryssell Road, S.W.9.' (Bottom right corner of sheet.)
Credit line
Presented by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1926, London: Board of Education, 1927.
Other Number
19/A7 - V&A microfiche
Collection
Accession Number
E.582-1926

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