Britain's Underground, the New York Times, and Yale Center for British Art

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.

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