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Salturn-by-the-Sea, LNER poster, 1923-1929

Salturn-by-the-Sea, LNER poster, 1923-1929


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Salturn-by-the-Sea, LNER poster, 1923-1929

Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) to promote train services to Saltburn-by-the-Sea in Cleveland. The poster shows a view of the beach, cliffs and the entrance to the pier, where couples with parasols are seen strolling. The resort has the only pier in North East England and was famed for its white sands. Artwork by Henry George Gawthorn (1879-1941), who started out as an architect but later turned to pictorial art. He wrote several books on poster design and publicity and produced posters for LNER. He often inserted a self-portrait into many of his posters, complete with pince-nez and a panama hat

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This vintage print takes us back to the golden age of travel, showcasing the idyllic coastal beauty of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Created by renowned artist Henry George Gawthorn for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), this poster served as a delightful invitation for travelers to explore this charming seaside resort in Cleveland. The artwork transports us to a serene scene where couples leisurely stroll along the sandy beach, their colorful parasols adding a touch of elegance. Majestic cliffs frame the picturesque view, while in the distance stands Saltburn's iconic pier – an emblematic feature that made it unique among North East England's resorts. Gawthorn's artistic talent shines through in his meticulous attention to detail and composition. His architectural background is evident in his ability to capture both grandeur and tranquility simultaneously. Notably, he often included himself within his posters, humorously donning pince-nez glasses and a panama hat. Saltburn-by-the-Sea was renowned for its pristine white sands, attracting visitors seeking relaxation and rejuvenation amidst nature's splendor. This poster serves as a timeless reminder of the allure that once drew countless travelers to this coastal gem. Preserved by the National Railway Museum's Pictorial Collection, this print not only captures an era but also celebrates Gawthorn's remarkable contribution to poster design and publicity during his prolific career with LNER. It invites us on an enchanting journey into history – one filled with nostalgia and appreciation for Britain's

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