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Summer poster exhibition – the rejects!

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I’m currently working on a poster exhibition for the summer entitled Hints for Holidays, all about seaside holidays. It’s a really difficult job to select only 40 or 50 posters from the 11,000+ in the collection, so I thought I’d pick out a few that haven’t made the shortlist. (Apologies for the poor quality images in this one, what you can see reflecting is the polyester sleeves that we store the posters in to look after them.)

In this series for Ramsgate, girl meets boy and before you know it the little one has come along too!

Poster, British Railways (Southern Region), 'Ramsgate' by Alan Durman, c.1957

Poster, British Railways (Southern Region), ‘Ramsgate’ by Alan Durman, c.1957

Poster, British Railways (Southern Region), ‘Ramsgate’ by Alan Durman, 1958

Poster, British Railways (Southern Region), 'Ramsgate' by Alan Durman, 1959

Poster, British Railways (Southern Region), ‘Ramsgate’ by Alan Durman, 1959

These posters warn of the post-war hazard of landmines – still a dangerous presence on the beach.

Poster, His Majesty’s Stationery Office. ‘Danger – Mines. Keep Them out of Danger!’ by Chan, c.1945

Poster, His Majesty’s Stationery Office. ‘Take Care! All minefields have not yet been cleared …’, c.1945

 

Come along in the summer and see what did make the cut…

Written by Lorna Frost

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  1. roadsidewonders (@RoadsideWonders)

    These are just gorgeous! I love that there was a year between the top series of 3 :)

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