Haythorne’s LCC Tram Poster

£650.00

Late Theatre Services by Tramway

In stock

Quick Description

Title

Haythorne’s LCC Tram Poster

Mapmaker(s)

HAYTHORNE, Margaret Curtis

Publisher

London County Council Tramways

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1922

Colour

black and white

Printed Area Measurements

72 x 36 cm

Full Description

Lithographed transport poster, 72 x 36 cm, black and white, laid on archival paper and linen. The image is of an elegantly attired man and woman looking down from a curtained theatre box, with a full house in the background. The unusual poster dimensions are the same as the fare charts, which were displayed on board the trams themselves.

This is one of at least three posters designed by Haythorne for LCC Trams, the others being ‘Dull days made bright in the museums’ and ‘Strand on the Green Tram 26 to Kew Bridge’; the latter notes that it was designed at the LCC Central School of Arts and Crafts. The London Transport Museum provides further biographical information for Margaret Haythorne: born in 1893, her brother was the artist Edmund Haythorne. In 1924 she became an associate member of the Society of Wood Engravers. Not in the LTM, although there is an example in the V&A (E.3155-1922).