|Designer:||Northfield, James (1887-1973)|
|Dimensions:||101 x 63,5 cm (39 3/4x25 in.)|
|Condition:||Mint | | A|
|Publisher:||Australian National Publicity Association|
A wonderful and rare original travel poster designed by James Northfield to promote Canberra the capital city of Australia. The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's two largest cities.
James Northfield, one of Australia's best known graphic artists of the 20th century. He had a studio in Melbourne city for 25 years, and was a Director of the Art Training Institute of Victoria.
Text on the poster: "Particulars at government, shipping & travel offices. Australian National Publicity Association. Railway Building, Flinders Street, Melbourne. Photo Litho, McLarens, Melbourne."
According to the National Archives of Australia this poster was printed in 1932.
In excellent condition mounted on linen.