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A Sheffield Steel Works, LMS poster, 1923-1947

A Sheffield Steel Works, LMS poster, 1923-1947



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A Sheffield Steel Works, LMS poster, 1923-1947

Poster produced for London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), showing a steel works in Sheffield, on the railways main line between London and the north of England. Artwork by Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971), who studied art at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art. A famous marine painter, he designed posters for several railway companies and organised the Royal Academy series of posters for the London & Midlands Railway (LMR) in 1924

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This print takes us back in time to the bustling steel works of Sheffield during the early 20th century. Produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), this poster showcases the industrial might and significance of Sheffield's steel industry. The artwork, skillfully created by Norman Wilkinson, transports us to a world where iron factories dominated the landscape. Wilkinson, renowned for his marine paintings, brings his artistic talent to this railway poster. His attention to detail is evident as he captures the intricate workings of the steel works with precision and finesse. The smoke billowing from towering chimneys creates an atmospheric backdrop against which we witness workers laboring tirelessly amidst machinery and molten metal. As we gaze upon this historical masterpiece, it becomes clear that railways played a vital role in connecting major industrial centers like Sheffield with other parts of England. This particular steel works was strategically located on the main line between London and northern England, emphasizing its importance in facilitating trade and commerce. The National Railway Museum presents this remarkable print from their Pictorial Collection as a testament to both Britain's rich industrial heritage and its innovative transportation network. It serves as a reminder of how railways not only shaped landscapes but also united communities across vast distances.

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