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Harrogate - Steel

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Harrogate - Steel Summary

Title - Harrogate.
- Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.
- Kenneth Steel (1906-1970).

- Harrogate was always know for its floral displays, and this poster uses a scene with flower beds and shops with awnings to emphasise the refined attractions of the Yorkshire Spa town. It has always been an elegant town, where pleasant walks were central to the healthy Spa life. At the bottom is a suggestion to potential passengers to acquire a free guide book before their visit.

Year Published - 1953
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm) plus linen border.

Other Details:
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by The Railway Executive (N.E. Region) 53
Printed in Great Britain by Ben Johnson & Co Ltd, York and London

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, we have had this poster conservation-backed on linen. For more details of the process please see the "Conservation" page of this website.
Paper a bit age-browned, old blu-tac stains in the border, repaired edge tears. More detailed and "before" photos are available on request if required.

More About The Artist:
Kenneth Steel was born in Sheffield, and studied at Sheffield College of Art.
He was a painter in oils and watercolour, and a printmaker and engraver. He produced a large number of railway posters and carriage prints for British Railways.

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