New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch: Wanganui River; scenic trip by train & launch. New Zealand / N.Z. Railways Studios. Issued by the N.Z. Railways Publicity Branch [ca 1938-1939]

New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch: Wanganui River; scenic trip by train & launch. New Zealand / N.Z. Railways Studios. Issued by the N.Z. Railways Publicity Branch [ca 1938-1939]
Date
1938 - 1939
By
New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; Holmwood, Edward John Evelyn, 1910-1987
Ref
Eph-E-RAIL-1930s-01
Description

Shows an illustration of a two figures in a small boat in the gorge of the Wanganui River. There are bush-clad hills on either side. Below is text, flanked by illustrations of a railway locomotive and a small launch.

In conversation with Hamish Thompson in 2005, Jim Morrison, an employee of the Railways in 1947-1987, attributed this poster to artist John Holmwood.

Dated with reference to the fact that the poster may be one of the six new posters mentioned in the Railways Department's annual report for 1938-1939. They are described as reaching "a new standard for New Zealand" with "excellence in their design and printing". Peter Alsop reports (email 28 January 2020) that three of the six appear in a photograph held by Rotorua Museum; the photograph also shows a poster for the New Zealand Centennial, suggesting a date of around 1939.

Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).

Physical Description: Chromolithograph, 1005 x 640 mm.

Provenance: Purchased in 2004.

Additional description

Alternative form available: File print and colour transparency in Ephemera Room.

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 colour art print(s), Ephemera, Chromolithographs, Posters, Chromolithograph, 1005 x 640 mm.
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