We know about art galleries, the hesitant shuffle from
picture to picture, the return for another look at the
landscape by the door. We imagine it in the board-room
or opposite the window in the hall at home. Then we feel
the tug of purse strings and next time someone else
has gummed the red star on to the corner.
Yes, we may well believe in the re-creative value of just
looking round the galleries, but isn't there greater value
in choosing a picture, perhaps by Laura Knight,
McKnight Kauffer or Barnett Freedman, and carrying
it off triumphant?
This is the purpose of the poster shop. There you can see
reproductions by lithography and photogravure and buy
the picture you like for two shillings if it's a double royal,
one shilling if it's smaller.
But of course you will be equally welcome if you just call
in because you are interested in posters, and books too,
and want to see what London Transport is doing as
a publisher of both.
The poster shop is at 55 Broadway, London, S.W.i. In
other words, St. James Park Station.