Southern Posters is a unique collection of railway posters, advertisements, brochures, artwork and other ephemera produced by or associated with the Southern Railway (1923 to 1947), its partners, predecessors and successors. especially Art Deco examples.
Please follow the links below to see our portfolio by category. Classic railway pictures - many of these images are available as framed pictures from The Lordprice Collection. If you're interested in the subject, take a look at our bibliography section.
Between 1922 and 1934 the late E. Wallis was employed by the Signal Department of the Southern Railway. During this time he went to work with a glass-plate camera recording scenes and locations - not trains - often from the lofty vantage point of a convenient signal! The result is a veritable feast of detail hitherto largely ignored by contemporary photographers or impossible to access.
February 2014 added Battle of Britain.
If you have a poster, scan, photo or other material that you think may be of interest I'd be only too happy to hear from you.