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London, GWR poster, 1938

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London, GWR poster, 1938

Poster produced for Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote rail travel to London. The poster shows an aerial view of the Tower of London. Artwork by Frank Henry Mason (1876-1965), who was educated at HMS Conway and spent time at sea. He painted marine and coastal subjects and was involved in engineering and shipbuilding. He designed posters for several railway companies

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back to the vibrant era of 1938, when rail travel was at its peak. Produced by the Great Western Railway (GWR), this vintage poster aimed to entice travelers to explore the wonders of London. The artwork, skillfully created by Frank Henry Mason, showcases an awe-inspiring aerial view of one of London's most iconic landmarks – the Tower of London. Mason's background in engineering and shipbuilding shines through in his meticulous attention to detail as he captures every architectural aspect of this historic fortress. The image perfectly encapsulates the grandeur and majesty that awaits visitors upon their arrival in England's capital city. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece, our eyes are drawn towards the intricate design of Tower Bridge gracefully spanning over the mighty River Thames. This bridge serves as a gateway into a world filled with endless possibilities and cultural marvels. The photograph not only transports us back in time but also evokes a sense of nostalgia for a golden age when railway companies sought to inspire wanderlust among potential travelers. It reminds us that even today, amidst modern advancements, these timeless landmarks continue to captivate tourists from all corners of the globe. Thanks to National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, we can now cherish this extraordinary snapshot forever – a testament to both British heritage and artistic brilliance.

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