Title - "...and twenty more for dinner just coming in...".
Artist - Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird) (1887-1965).
Description - This poster was issued by The Railway Executive Committee in autumn 1941, as a humorous way of reminding passengers that rationing affected the railway companies just as much as it did at home. The drawing of the shocked cook with the empty pot is quite wonderful.
Appears in Issue 6 of "Railway Posters and the War".
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 539
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
A few brown spots and slightly grubby, small loss to upper right edge, creasing and small edge tears. Very good for this particular poster. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
Cyril Kenneth Bird was a British cartoonist who used the pen-name Fougasse. He designed many wartime propaganda posters, including for the railways and London Transport.