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Whitley Bay, BR poster, 1948-1965

Whitley Bay, BR poster, 1948-1965



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Whitley Bay, BR poster, 1948-1965

Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote rail travel to Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. The poster shows a young woman in a green bikini holding up a starfish, with the beach stretching out behind her. Artwork by Arthur C Michael, a painter and etcher who worked mainly in watercolour or bodycolour. He illustrated books and periodicals and designed posters for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER)

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This print takes us back in time to the golden era of British Railways, specifically promoting rail travel to the picturesque coastal town of Whitley Bay. The poster, created between 1948 and 1965, showcases the artistic brilliance of Arthur C Michael, a renowned painter and etcher known for his watercolour masterpieces. The focal point of this artwork is a young woman adorned in a vibrant green bikini, holding up a starfish with sheer delight. Her infectious smile radiates joy as she stands against the backdrop of Whitley Bay's pristine beach stretching out into infinity. The azure sea glistens under the warm summer sun, inviting travelers to indulge in its refreshing embrace. Arthur C Michael's attention to detail shines through every brushstroke, capturing not only the natural beauty but also evoking an atmosphere of carefree holiday spirit. His expertise in illustrating books and designing posters for London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) is evident here as he effortlessly transports viewers into this idyllic seaside paradise. As we gaze upon this timeless image from National Railway Museum's collection, it serves as a nostalgic reminder of simpler times when rail travel was at its peak and Whitley Bay beckoned visitors seeking unforgettable coastal experiences. Let us cherish this piece that encapsulates both artistry and wanderlust while celebrating the allure of British seaside holidays.

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