Title - In War And Peace We Serve.
Artist - Reginald Mayes (1901-1992).
Description - A mid-blue coloured train speeds under the Union flag. WWIIposter issued jointly for the Big-4 railways companies of GWR, LMS, LNER and SR, probably by The Railway Executive Committee, as reminder to the travelling public that the railways were part of the war effort, just as much as they were part of everyday life in peacetime. The colour did not correspond to the colours of any of the companies, so was a national colour to suggest that they were all working together.
Year Published - 1941
Size - Double Royal (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railway Wartime Poster.
Railway Executive Committee poster reference number 573, produced for GWR, LMS, LNER, SR.
Printed by Jas. Truscott & Son Ltd, London & Tonbridge
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Tears t top and bottom with acid-free repair tape on rear, a few small brown holes right top and bottom. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
Reginald Mayes was born in Yarmouth, and his career began in the design studio of the Eastern Daily Press in Norwich. In the early 1930s he became chief staff artist at the London Midland and Scottish Railway public relations department, designing leaflets and posters. In the Second World War, Mayes produced many posters, including some discouraging railway travel with slogans such as The signal is against holiday travel this Easter. After the war he did freelance work before retiring to Kent where he relaxed painting landscapes.
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