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1905

  • Work on this object began.

1915

  • Work on this object ended.

2021

2023

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Film, A Trip on the Metropolitan Railway

This is a Film. It is dated ca. 1910. Its medium is film, 14:21. It is a part of the department.

Railway stations became urban art galleries as Frank Pick, head of publicity for the London Underground, launched a major poster campaign for the company in 1908. Posters encouraged ridership, providing practical information about new rail lines and destinations. They also attracted immediate attention from commuters and the press for imagery that expressed the new ideas and styles of modernism.

It is credited Courtesy of the London Transport Museum © Transport for London.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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