Railway station advertising, 1870s

Railway station advertising, 1870s

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Caption: Railway station advertising. 19th-century artwork showing the extent and range of adverts being used in a London railway station in 1874. People with luggage are shown boarding two passenger trains. The steam locomotive at centre (number 7) is marked 'Vulcan'. At lower right, people are reading newspapers sold from a W.H. Smith stand. Lithograph by Alfred Concanen (1835-1886), published as the frontispiece to 'A History of Advertising from the Earliest Times' (1874).

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