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Holland via Harwich


Holland Harwich



Harwich is one of the Haven ports on the southeast coast of England.  Long known as starting point for journeys to Holland and all of Europe, the LNER (London, Northeastern Railway) operated connecting train service from London to Harwich where travelers would continue on by ferry to the Hook of Holland and connecting train service to all points in Europe. A favorite theme of the LNER was advertising the trip to Holland via Harwich and many posters were created over the years with this heading. This poster by the legendary Frank Newbould is one of the best. This poster is framed.


holland bird



In the aftermath of World War II the countries of Europe struggled to rebuild and re-establish themselves as tourist destinations. Holland was one of those countries and this poster from the early 1950’s conveys that message. The cheerful bird in front of a welcoming box with idyllic scenery conveys the message┬áthat Holland was once again open for business.