Transit Tuesday: Cries of London Meets London Transport

I saw this “London Characters” series of Underground Electric Railway posters at the London Transport Museum webpage recently. My 18th century mind loved the connection between the long tradition of illustrating the hawkers of various wares in the markets, with the transportation system that could get you there. The flowers are a nice touch for this season, as the poster notes: “The Joy of Early Summer and All its Beauties.” Others in this series include the Fish Porter, Covent Garden Porter, and a Silk Hat and Tie Vendor.

1983/4/984. 1920. London Transport Museum.