London Midland & Scottish Railway poster. Sulgrave Manor - The Great Dining Hall by Norman Wilkinson. Text: Sulgrave Manor, in Northants, the ancestral home of the Washington Family, was purchased by the British Peace Centenary Committee in 1914 "as a place of pilgrimage for Americans in England, and as a symbolof the kinship of the two Peoples." Originally the property of the Priory of St. Andrew, in 1539 it came into the possession of Lawrence Washington from whom George Washington was 7th in direct descent.The family lived there for over 100yrs. The original Washington Arms may be seen in the windows of the Great Dining Hall,, and over the fireplace hangs a picture of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart. The Manor House is within easy reach of Northampton Station. (LMS). Other ids:ERO 53351. Format: quad royal. Dimensions: 40 x 50 inches, 1016 x 1270 mm.

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Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1978-9173
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • commercial records and equipment
status:
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