This is Torquay - GWR

This is Torquay - GWR poster designed by W. Smithson Broadhead (1888-1960)

 

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Designer: W. Smithson Broadhead (1888-1960)
Decade: 1930
Dimensions:102 x 63cm (40 x 24 ½ in.)
Grade: A-/B+
Printed in: United Kingdom
Publisher:GWR Great Western Railway
Printed by:W.E.Berry Ltd., Bradford
Category: Railroad
Travel
Description:

A stunning original travel poster promoting Torquay, a seaside town in Devon, England. A lovely young woman is resting in the sun in front of the beach.

Torquay was initially based upon fishing and agriculture, but in the early 19th century it began to develop into a fashionable seaside resort. As the town's fame spread, it was popular with Victorian society. Renowned for its healthful climate, the town earned the nickname the English Riviera.

The writer Agatha Christie was born in the town and lived there during her early years.

In very good condition, just some dirt in lower right. Would look great on the wall!


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US$2200
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