Advertising poster, 1930s

Poster showing Edinburgh Castle and a car on the road in front

Advertising poster for Bartholomew's maps, from the 1930s. © Permission Collins Bartholomew


This colourful and beautiful advertising poster, featuring Edinburgh Castle, is typical of the 1930s aesthetic.

Bartholomew often used external studios to produce these posters. One of their favoured artists was J G Rennie, who painted the scene shown here.

See a selection of 1930s advertising posters in the Bartholomew exhibition, which runs at the National Library of Scotland from 7 December 2012 to 7 May 2013.

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