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The Continent via Harwich, LNER poster, 1933

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The Continent via Harwich, LNER poster, 1933

Poster produced by London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote the companys services to the Continent via Harwich, Essex. The poster shows an elegant woman in a black dress returning from shopping in a Continental setting. Some people sitting at the tables of an outdoor cafe can be seen in the background. Artwork by Reginald Edward Higgins (1877-1933), a portrait and decorative painter who designed posters for LNER

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This 1933 LNER poster takes us back in time to an era of elegance and sophistication. The artwork, created by Reginald Edward Higgins, showcases the allure of traveling to the Continent via Harwich, Essex. In this picturesque scene, we are introduced to an impeccably dressed woman adorned in a stylish black dress. She exudes confidence as she returns from her shopping expedition in a Continental setting. The attention to detail is remarkable - from the beautifully crafted luggage boxes at her feet to the wallets clutched delicately in her hand. These items symbolize not only luxury but also the excitement of exploring new destinations. As we gaze into the background, we catch a glimpse of people leisurely sitting at tables outside a charming café. This adds depth and authenticity to the scene, transporting us mentally to that very moment. Higgins' artistic prowess shines through his ability to capture both realism and fantasy simultaneously. His use of colors and shading creates a sense of vibrancy that draws viewers into this enchanting world. This stunning print serves as a testament not only to LNER's commitment towards providing exceptional services but also as an exquisite piece of art that encapsulates the spirit of travel during this golden age. It reminds us how even today, vintage posters like these continue to captivate our imagination with their timeless beauty and evoke nostalgia for simpler times when exploration was filled with wonderment and adventure.

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