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RMS Homeric - Taylor

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Title - Visit RMS "Homeric" by Permission of the White Star Line.
Location - Southampton, Hampshire, England.
- Horace Taylor (1881-1934).

- A Southern Railway (SR) letterpress excursion poster advertising a day trip from stations in Surrey and Hampshire to Southampton Docks on 1st June 1933, with a dramatic stylised art-deco image at the top, of the central section of the liner with a silhouetted tug boat in the foreground. RMS Homeric was originally a German ship named Columbus, launched in 1913 and later renamed and sold to White Star Line, who operated it from 1922 to 1935. It was retired from trans-Atlantic work in 1932, so by the time of this excursion it was being used for cruises to the Mediterranean, and White Star would have been keen to raise extra money when it was between cruises at Southampton.

Year Published - 1933
Size - Double Royal  (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)

Other Details:
Original Vintage Southern Railway SR Excursion Poster.
Waterloo Station, SE1, May 1933, H.A. Walker, General Manager.
C.X. 1376
Printed Waterlow & Sons Limited, London Dunstable & Watford

Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+/B, conservation-backed on linen.
Backed on thick linen as acquired, evidence of carpet/lino print from a previous life, restoration to nail hole damage etc. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

More About The Artist:
Horace Taylor was born 1881 in London. He had an early career as a stage designer and cartoonist for the Manchester Guardian, but from 1922 he focused on commercial art, designing posters for a number of clients including the Underground, Empire Marketing Board and some for Southern Railway.

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