Frederick C. Herrick, London's Underground / Nightly Carnival, 1924.
Sold on November 12, 2007 for $13,000.
Art for All: British Posters for Transit opened yesterday at the Yale Center for British Art. A majority of the posters, which were designed for the 1908 London Underground poster campaign that "not only encouraged ridership on the public transport system, but also helped to foster a civic identity for the city of London," came from the collection of Harry S. Hacker. Today's Antiques column in the New York Times describes how he got "caught up in a bidding war" at Swann, where he purchased Frederick C. Herrick's London's Underground / Nightly Carnival for double its $5,000 to $7,000 estimate.
Labels: Frederick C. Herrick, London Underground, New York Times, Nicholas Lowry, travel posters, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University