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York - Walled City of Ancient Days, LNER poster, 1930

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York - Walled City of Ancient Days, LNER poster, 1930

Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote rail travel to York, Yorkshire. The poster promotes the historic aspect of the city by showing Victorian shoppers on the ancient street known as Stonegate, one of the main roads originally established in York by the Romans. Artwork by Fred Taylor, who was commissioned in 1930 to design four ceiling paintings for the Underwriting Room at Lloyds and murals for Reeds Lacquer Room. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and other London galleries and worked for the Empire Marketing Board, LNER, London Transport and several shipping companies

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This print takes us back to the walled city of York in ancient times, capturing the essence of its rich history. Produced by the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1930, this poster aims to entice travelers to explore the wonders of York, located in Yorkshire. The artwork by Fred Taylor beautifully portrays Victorian shoppers strolling along Stonegate, a historic street that dates back to Roman times. As we gaze at this image, we are transported through time and can almost hear the echoes of footsteps from generations past. Fred Taylor's talent shines through not only in this LNER poster but also in his other notable works such as ceiling paintings for Lloyds and murals for Reeds Lacquer Room. His artistic prowess earned him recognition at prestigious venues like the Royal Academy and various London galleries. Moreover, he lent his skills to renowned organizations including the Empire Marketing Board, LNER, London Transport, and several shipping companies. Preserved within National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this print serves as a testament to both York's historical significance and Fred Taylor's remarkable contribution to artistry during his era. It invites us on a journey into an enchanting world where ancient streets come alive with bustling activity while reminding us of the timeless allure that rail travel holds even today.

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