1938′s poster from ‘TA’ above, and the 1933 version below by Andre Edouard Marty.
The Barking Pageant was staged in 1931 to celebrate Barking Town Urban District Council gaining its charter. Nothing as exciting has happened in Barking since. It was abolished (the council, not Barking) in 1965.
Captain Costentenus exhibited his remarkable tattooed body across Europe and the USA from the 1870s to the 1890s.
The Empire Marketing Board had a short life, from 1926 to 1933, but turned out some attractive and eclectic marketing materials in that time, including this set of erm… unusual product purchase exhortations. All were designed by FC (Frederick Charles) Herrick, also responsible for lots of lovely London Transport posters. Anyway, I’m off to buy some British West Indian arrowroot…
Try to come back as a crab.
The original E-cigarette? This odd but engaging poster was designed by GP Mayer in 1925.