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Remember the Roaring Twenties, when the future looked like Metropolis and cities were going to become battalions of marching skyscrapers? In these colorful 1920s ads for the London Underground, trains never felt so much like the transport of tomorrow.

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When Wet / Travel Underground / It's Drier, by Cecil Dillon McGurk, 1922

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Brightest London is best reached by Underground, by Horace Taylor, 1924

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Fresh Air in London's Parks, by James Henry Dowd, 1924

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The Film-Lover travels by Underground, by Charles Paine, c. 1925

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Summertime Pleasures by Underground, by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1925

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By Underground 30 Minutes From Town To Open Country, by Dora M. Batty, 1925

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The Open Gate That Leads From Work To Play, by Frederick C. Herrick, 1925

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The Flea, by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1926

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It Is Warmer / Cooler Below, by Charles Frederick Herrick, 1926-1927

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To Keep Pace With Time, A Season Ticket Will Help You, by Frederick C. Herrick, 1927

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No Richer Town Than London, by Frederick C. Herrick, 1927

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The Way To Winter Sales, by Reginald P. Gossop, 1927

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The Philosophers say "See Yourself" but we see our neighbors, 1927

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The Lure of the Underground, by Alfred Leete, 1927

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Seeing / Touching / Smelling / Hearing the Riches of London, by Frederick C. Herrick, 1927

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Shop by Underground, but Shop by Underground Between 10 & 4, by Austin Cooper, 1928

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Summer Days and Summer Nights, by Vladimir Polunin, 1930

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Play between 6 and 12 – The bright hours – Go by Underground, by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1931

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The West-End is awakening – And once again there is everything for your pleasure, by Ernest Michael Dinkel, 1931

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A Tale of Four Seats, by Cyril Kenneth Bird, 1936

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The photos are from Bonhams and Library of Congress, except when noted otherwise.

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