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|Designer:||W. Smithson Broadhead (1888-1960)|
|Dimensions:||102 x 63cm (40 x 24 ½ in.)|
|Publisher:||GWR Great Western Railway|
|Printed by:||W.E.Berry Ltd., Bradford|
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!