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.
The Matlocks is a rural region of Derbyshire in Northern England. Known for its spas and hiking and claiming trails it remains a popular destination for the outdoor types. This is a framed poster from the 1930’s by artist George Ayling.
Rainier National Park is one of the oldest in America’s national park system being established in 1899. The Yakima gateway was an improved entryway into the park from the town of Yakima southeast of the Park itself. Northern Pacific Railroad operated trains from Minneapolis/St Paul to Seattle, with a stop in Yakima. Sidney Laurence created several posters for the NP of the Northwestern States and Alaska.
In 1951, the airline industry was exploring new aircraft in the last days of propellor driven passenger travel. Pan-Am, always an innovator, started flying their Boeing B-337 Stratocruisers in the late 40’s. A double decked plane with sleeping berths and a lounge – the B-337 flew most of Pan-Am’s most famous routes. To celebrate the craft Pan-Am published a series of posters that highlighted destinations and the craft itself. This one is from 1951 and is for Glasgow, Scotland.