historic carlisle - the gateway to scotland

Made:
1958
maker:
The Baynard Press
and
British Railways
artist:
Maurice Greiffenhagen
printer:
British Railways, London Midland Region

Poster, British Railways (London Midland Region) Historic Carlisle, The Gateway to Scotland, 800 Years of Civic Independence, by Maurice Greiffenhagen, 1958. Coloured lithograph depicting a knight in armour riding a white horse. The knight holds a flag bearing the cross of St George, and the horse carries a red caparison, decorated with the coat of arms used by Carlisle between 1885 and 1924. Behind the knight is a gate in the city walls, with a road beyond leading to mountains in the distance visible through the gateway. To the left of the horse is Carlisle's coat of arms. Text beneath, with the British Railways 'totem' logo at right. British Railways reissue of a poster commissioned by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway in 1924. Part of the See Britain by Train series. Format: quad royal. Dimensions: 40 x 50 inches, 1016 x 1270 mm.

Format: quad royal. Dimensions: 40 x 50 inches, 1016 x 1270 mm.

Details

Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1978-8959
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment
status:
Permanent collection

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