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The Lake District - Windermere from Bowness, LMS poster, 1923-1947

The Lake District - Windermere from Bowness, LMS poster, 1923-1947



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The Lake District - Windermere from Bowness, LMS poster, 1923-1947

Poster produced for the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), promoting rail travel to the Lake District, showing a view of Lake Windermere, where small yachts are seen sailing. Text beneath the image describes the area and advertises services operated by LMS steamers on the lake, travelling from Lake Side to Bowness, and to Waterhead Pier, Ambleside. Artwork by Norman Wilkinson (1878- 1971). Printed by McCorquodale & Co Ltd, Glasgow and London

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Bask in the breathtaking beauty of the Lake District with this LMS poster from 1923-1947. The image, painted by renowned artist Norman Wilkinson, showcases the serene expanse of Lake Windermere from Bowness. Small yachts gracefully sail upon the lake's tranquil waters, reflecting the picturesque mountains and lush greenery that surround it. The London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) proudly promoted rail travel to this idyllic destination through this evocative poster. The text beneath the painting invites visitors to experience the wonders of the Lake District firsthand. LMS steamers offer regular services from Lake Side to Bowness and to Waterhead Pier, Ambleside, providing easy access to explore the area's natural charm. Norman Wilkinson, a celebrated British artist, expertly captured the essence of the Lake District in this piece. His artistry brought the region's natural beauty to life for those who could not yet visit. The poster was expertly printed by McCorquodale & Co Ltd, ensuring a high-quality finish that showcases the intricate details of the painting. This poster is a testament to the enduring appeal of the Lake District and the role rail travel played in making it accessible to the masses. It invites us to imagine a bygone era of leisurely travel and the simple pleasures of nature. Whether you're planning a visit or simply reminiscing about past adventures, this LMS poster is a must-have for any railway or Lake District enthusiast.

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