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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our posters currently available:

Canadian Pacific Rail Immigration Posters
Canadian Pacific Rail Travel Poster
Canadian National Rail Travel Poster
Canadian National Rail Immigration Posters
Canadian Pacific Lake Steamers Poster
Canadian Pacific Steamship Immigration Poster
White Star line Shipping & Immigration Posters

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CANADIAN IMMIGRATION AND TRAVEL POSTERS

The majority of the originals of these classic historical posters are part of what is known as the Dorchester Hoard, having been discovered in a floor cavity during renovations to the former land and immigration office of Sercombe & Hayes in Dorchester, England.

It was such posters, designed for Canadian Pacific, Canadian National Railways and steamship lines, aimed primarily at low income British farmers/labourers that lured thousands of would be immigrants  to western railway lands as settlers. The promise of a better future proved to be an effective lure. Many were ill equipped, however, to face the rigours of pioneering amid the prairie winters; possibly spending years in a miserable sod hut before attaining their dream homestead, as depicted on these superb examples of poster art. The originals of these posters are now considered very scarce and have become collectors' items as they form a not insignificant part of the Canadian social history mosaic.

Lord Russborough's Annex is pleased to be able to offer the following reproduction posters for sale for the interest of students of Canadian history and the enjoyment of collectors of fine poster art.

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p5 Cp poster Ready mady made farms

Canadian Pacific

1912 [ca1995]

Ready Made Farms in Western Canada

Get your own home in Canada from the Canadian Pacific. Special Farms on virgin soil near the railway and close to schools, markets, churches etc. are prepared each year for British farmers of moderate capital. Payments in easy installments.

Original chromolithograph printed by David Allen & sons, London.

Reproduction poster, 23 x 143/8"(58.4 x 35.6 cm.)

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P4 CPposter brown

Canadian Pacific

1920 [ca1995]

Own Your own home in Canada

and apply for a ready made farm to the nearest Canadian Pacific agent.

Original chromolithograph printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd., London.

Reproduction poster, 23 x 143/8"(58.4 x 36.5 cm.)

Ref. LRA poster 4 CPbrown /DN.LN/ >GS                               PRICE CODE A

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p3 CP posterDomed Car

Canadian Pacific

1955 [ca1995]

Travel the Canadian

the scenic dome route across Canada, Canadian Pacific.

Original chromolithograph by R.Couillard, believed to have been created for the opening of the domed car route across Canada and through the Rockies.

Reproduction poster, 22 7/8 x 15"(58.2 x 38.1 cm.)

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p6 CN rail poster

Canadian National Railways

1924 [ca1995]

"It's Mine!" Canada the right Land for the Right Man:

Full details obtainable from your local agent or upon application direct to London...Liverpool...Glasgow...Dorchester. Canadian National Railways, the right way.

Original chromolithograph by G. Attwell, and printed by Dudley Spencer & Co, London. in the mid 1920's both great Canadian transportation companies were vying hard to bring immigrants to fill up the empty western lands.



Reproduction poster, 22 3/4 x 13 7/8 "(57.8 x 35.3 cm.)

Ref. LRA poster 6 CN it's mine gold /DN.LN/ >GS                               PRICE CODE A

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CNposter7 Blue

Canadian National Railways

1924 [ca1995]

Canada the right Land for the Right Man

Travel by Canadian National Railways, Sercombe & Hayes 9 South St. Dorchester.

Original chromolithograph by W.Y.Calder, and printed by Lochend Printing Co, London.

Reproduction poster, 23 5/8 x 14 3/4 "(60 x 36.5 cm.)

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p2_6004

Canadian National Railways

1924 [ca1995]

Across Canada

The Continental Limited [6004] in the Canadian Rockies.

Original chromolithograph by C. Norwich and printed by Johnson Riddle & Co. London,1924. This quintessential rail travel poster epitomised the then fast, get-you-there-on-time efficiency of the railways at the time when the awesome scale of the Rockies were being opened up for recreation.

Reproduction poster, 23 x 14" (58.5 x 35.6 cm.)

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Algoma passing Thunder head CP poster

Canadian Pacific Steamship Line

1884 [ca1995]

SS. Algoma passing Thunder Cape Lake Superior

The fast Clyde built steamships: ALGOMA, ALBERTA & ATHABASCA
forming a tri-weekly line between Owen Sound and Port Arthur & Fort William. Electric Lights, Luxurious fittings, Perfect Safety. The finest steamships on inland waters.

Original chromolithograph designed & printed by the American Bank Note Co. This is believed to be one of very few CP. posters to include the names of W.C. Van Horne, vice-president, & Henry Beatty, manager.

Reproduction poster, 231/2 x 17 3/4 "(59.7 x 45.1 cm.)

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P8 CP Empress of Britain

Canadian Pacific

1924 [ca1995]

Empress Steamers

Fast luxurious service to Canada, direct connection with Canadian Pacific trains  to all parts of Canada.

Original chromolithograph by Cecil King, featuring the 14,500 ton RMS. Empress of Britain. 1905-1924, renamed Montroyal 1924-30.

Reproduction poster, 23 1/2 x 14 3/4 "(59.7 x 37.5 cm.)

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p9_white star olympic

White Star Line

1911 [ca1995]

Europe to America

Original chromolithograph by Montague Black, featuring the
RMS. Olympic. 1911-1935.

It is believed that this was the earlier of two similar posters, this one depicting the 45,342 ton ship prior to her refit, following the sinking of her sister ship Titanic. During 1912-13 her gross tonnage was raised to 46,359 tons, with improved safety features.

Reproduction poster, 23 1/2 x 14 3/4 "(59.7 x 36.5 cm.)

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p10 White Star canada's call to women

White Star Line

1913 [ca1995]

Canada's Call to Women

Following the sinking of the RMS Titanic. in 1912 the White Star Line changed the focus of their advertizing away from ships, to attract the niche market of Canada's shortage of women, issuing the original chromolithograph ca.1913

Reproduction poster, 23 1/2 x 14 1/8 "(59.7 x 35.9 cm.)

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White Redstar

White Star Line
Red Star Line

1913 [ca1995]

From Southampton to Canada

Following the sinking of the RMS Titanic. in 1912 the White Star Line changed the focus of their advertizing away from ships, to attract the niche market of Canada's shortage of farmers on the vast western prairie. The International Navigation Co aka. Red Star Line operated until the depression of 1934. The issue of the original chromolithograph was ca.1913

Reproduction poster, 23 1/2 x 14 3/4 "(59.7 x 36.5 cm.)

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p11 two boys

Cunard Line

1912 [ca1995]

Cunard, Europe-America

On the theme of when I grow up I shall 'go west' to seek my fortune the original chromolithograph by W.G.Bylityilis, was issued ca. 1911.

Reproduction poster, 23 x 14 1/8 "(58.4 x 35.9 cm.)

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