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. When Wet / Travel Underground / It's Drier, by Cecil Dillon McGurk, 1922 Brightest London is best reached by Underground, by Horace Taylor, 1924
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(via Now. Here. This. ) Fresh Air in London's Parks, by James Henry Dowd, 1924 The Film-Lover travels by Underground, by Charles Paine, c. 1925 Summertime Pleasures by Underground, by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1925 By Underground 30 Minutes From Town To Open Country, by Dora M. Batty, 1925 The Open Gate That Leads From Work To Play, by Frederick C. Herrick, 1925 The Flea, by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1926 It Is Warmer / Cooler Below, by Charles Frederick Herrick, 1926-1927 To Keep Pace With Time, A Season Ticket Will Help You, by Frederick C. Herrick, 1927 No Richer Town Than London, by Frederick C. Herrick, 1927 The Way To Winter Sales, by Reginald P. Gossop, 1927 The Philosophers say "See Yourself" but we see our neighbors, 1927 The Lure of the Underground, by Alfred Leete, 1927 Seeing / Touching / Smelling / Hearing the Riches of London, by Frederick C. Herrick, 1927 (via LBC , Ana_lee and Laboiteverte ) Shop by Underground, but Shop by Underground Between 10 & 4, by Austin Cooper, 1928 Summer Days and Summer Nights, by Vladimir Polunin, 1930 Play between 6 and 12 – The bright hours – Go by Underground, by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1931 The West-End is awakening – And once again there is everything for your pleasure, by Ernest Michael Dinkel, 1931 A Tale of Four Seats, by Cyril Kenneth Bird, 1936 __________________________ The photos are from Bonhams and Library of Congress , except when noted otherwise.