This is London's Favourite Underground Poster

By Gary Cutlack on at

The enthusiast crowd at the London Transport Museum was asked to vote for its favourite veteran London Underground poster, with the 40,000 voters eventually plumping for Horace Taylor's 1924 portrayal of well-dressed toffs heading down the escalators for an evening of debauchery.

The poster is the tip of London's artwork archive iceberg. It was selected from the Underground's collection of around 3,300 posters and put on a shortlist of 150 for members of the public to vote on, as part of the tube's 150th anniversary celebration. Here it is in full technicolour glory:

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Interesting to learn they had escalators and Leonardo DiCaprio back in 1924. The stand-right rule had yet to be enforced, though. No one was in such a hurry back then. [Standard]