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Canvas Print : Welwyn Garden City, railway poster, c 1930s

Welwyn Garden City, railway poster, c 1930s



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Welwyn Garden City, railway poster, c 1930s

Welwyn Garden City, A Greatly Improved Train Service to Kings Cross. Poster promoting Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire as a commuter town, showing a clock design superimposed onto stylised locomotives. The text includes rental and purchase prices of homes (up to £ 2, 000 for a house). The town was founded by social reformer and pioneer of town planning, Ebenezer Howerd (1850-1928) in 1920 with the aim of easing overpopulation in London. Artwork by C W Bacon. Printed by the Dangerfield Printing Co Ltd, London. Dimensions: 1016mm x 635mm

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30"x20" (76x51cm) Canvas Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse Canvas Print featuring "Welwyn Garden City, railway poster, c 1930s" by NRM/Pictorial Collection from the National Railway Museum. This captivating vintage poster promotes Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire as a commuter town with a greatly improved train service to Kings Cross. Transport yourself back in time with the classic railway design and iconic imagery. Our high-quality canvas prints are meticulously crafted to bring out the rich colors and intricate details of this historical piece. Perfect for adding character to any room, this canvas print is a must-have for railroad enthusiasts, history buffs, or those who appreciate the beauty of vintage design.

Delivered stretched and ready to hang our premium quality canvas prints are made from a polyester/cotton blend canvas and stretched over a 1.25" (32mm) kiln dried knot free wood stretcher bar. Packaged in a plastic bag and secured to a cardboard insert for safe transit.

Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang

Estimated Product Size is 50.8cm x 76.2cm (20" x 30")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This vintage railway poster from the 1930s captures the essence of Welwyn Garden City, a charming commuter town in Hertfordshire. Designed to promote this idyllic destination, the poster showcases a clock design superimposed onto stylized locomotives, symbolizing the greatly improved train service connecting Welwyn Garden City to Kings Cross. Created by renowned artist C W Bacon and printed by Dangerfield Printing Co Ltd in London, this artwork not only highlights the convenience of commuting but also emphasizes the affordability of living in this picturesque town. The text on the poster proudly displays rental and purchase prices for homes, with houses available for up to £2,000. Such reasonable prices were undoubtedly appealing to those seeking an escape from overpopulated London. Welwyn Garden City was founded in 1920 by Ebenezer Howard, a visionary social reformer and pioneer of town planning. His aim was to alleviate overcrowding in London while providing residents with a high quality of life surrounded by green spaces and modern amenities. This print serves as a testament to Howard's vision brought to life. With its dimensions measuring 1016mm x 635mm, this historic railway poster is not just an artistic masterpiece but also a window into the past—a reminder of how towns like Welwyn Garden City played an essential role in shaping Britain's transportation infrastructure and improving people's lives through efficient commuting options.

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