Weston-super-Mare

Made:
1955
maker:
British Railways
publisher:
British Railways, Western Region
artist:
Merville

Poster, British Railways (Western Region), Weston-super-Mare, The Smile in Smiling Somerset, by Merville, about 1955. Coloured lithograph depicting a young blonde woman in a red bathing suit standing with her arms in the air at the edge of the lido. Immediately to her right is a fountain, with a swimming pool and bathers behind, and at the far edge of the pool a diving platform. The main text is in red at the top of the image, while the accompanying text beneath advises that a guide is available from the town hall. Additional text reads "Travel by Train" with a British Railways 'totem' logo at bottom right. Additional text reads "Published by British Railways (Western Region), PR98, Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Ltd, London and Dunstable". Format double royal.

Details

Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1979-7685
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment
credit:
British Rail, Records Office
status:
Permanent collection

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