181 x 244 x 15mm
Between the 1930s and 1950s - regarded by many as the heyday of advertising graphic art - a huge range of posters appeared, bearing slogans proclaiming the attractions of such resorts as 'Weston-super-Mare - in Smiling Somerset', and presenting a colourful picture of Britain at its best. through images as diverse as bustling cities, scenes of rural tranquility and majestic mountain landscapes they offer an escapist paradise, where appealingly uncrowded beaches basking in permanent sunshine are just a train journey away.
A wonderful collection of these poster portraits has been brought together in the Golden Age of Railway Posters. Individual poster captions describe the artists and locations depicted, while in his entertaining introduction Michael Palin recaptures the spirit of the great days of railway holidays and train excursions - an era that is both within living memory and yet part of a bygone age.