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Largs, BR poster, c 1950s

Largs, BR poster, c 1950s



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Largs, BR poster, c 1950s

Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote the coastal resort of Largs, Ayrshire as a healthy holiday destination. Illustrated with view of the town. Artwork by Montague B Black. The artist was born in Stockwell, South London, and concentrated mainly on military and naval subjects. Montague Black also designed posters for various railway companies. Printed by London Lithographic & Co, London

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This print takes us back to the 1950s, a time when British Railways (BR) sought to entice holidaymakers to the picturesque coastal resort of Largs in Ayrshire. The poster, skillfully created by artist Montague B Black, showcases the town's charm and highlights it as an ideal destination for a healthy holiday. With its stunning view of Largs, this artwork transports us to a place where sea meets land and leisure intertwines with relaxation. The vibrant colors and intricate details capture the essence of this seaside gem, inviting viewers to embark on their own adventure. Montague Black, known for his military and naval subjects, brings his artistic prowess to promote Largs as more than just a vacation spot – but also as a haven for rejuvenation. As we gaze upon this print, we can almost feel the refreshing sea breeze against our skin and hear the laughter echoing from bustling piers. Printed by London Lithographic & Co. , this poster exemplifies both craftsmanship and innovation in design. It serves not only as an advertisement but also as a timeless piece of art that continues to captivate audiences today. The National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection has preserved this remarkable image from yesteryears – reminding us of simpler times when coastal resorts like Largs were synonymous with healthful holidays filled with joyous memories.

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