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Paris Golden Arrow - McKeown

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Paris Golden Arrow - McKeown Summary

Title - Paris - Golden Arrow.
- Joseph McKeown (photography).

- A rare poster for the Southern Region's top-link continental Pullman service "Golden Arrow" or "Fleche D'Or" in France. This modern photo-montage 1961 poster was produced to coincide with the new 'modern' electric service which started that year, reducing journey times.
Indirectly acquired from the wife of Joseph McKeown.

Year Published - 1961
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)

Other Details:
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Published by the Southern Region of British Railways AD9006/ A11/2 /12961
Printed in Great Britain by Gilbt Whitehead & Co Ltd

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Parallel horizontal fold lines, bottom left corner loss of the "Vic" of "Victoria" and part of printers' markings. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

More About The Artist:
Jospeh McKeown was a British photojournalist whose work documented the changes in Great Britain following the Second World War as well as embracing celebrity and fashion photography. He left school at the age of 14 and went to work in the darkroom of the Daily Herald, joined the Navy in 1943 and served with the Fleet Air Arm in the Far East on board HMS Ameer as a photographer. At the end of the war, he returned to London, joining the Illustrated London News in 1946 and he staying until 1952. He then moved to Picture Post in 1953 until 1957, where he produced some of his most memorable work. After leaving Picture Post, he worked as a freelance, with photographs appearing frequently in Life and Paris Match. He also did a considerable amount of advertising work, probably the best remembered campaign he worked on was "Go to work on an egg".

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