Iron & Steel at the Science Museum poster, c1959

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    Work at the station has recently uncovered these amazing advertising posters in non-public areas and that date from c1956 - 1959 when the station's lifts were removed and replaced by escalators. These are in an old lift passageway.

    This great image is to advertise the opening of the then new Iron & Steel Gallery at London's Science Museum. The powerful image, sadly not 'signed', shows a transfer ladle during a 'pour' - one of the great visuals of the age of iron & steel.

    We will be leaving these intact - and please do not pester the station staff as the posters are wholly inaccessible - which is why they've probably survived 50 odd years!

    The photos were taken officially - please do credit London Underground in any links.

    Phil Baines, Ledlon89, antimega, and 34 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jovike 58 months ago | reply

      Lovely typography.

    2. b-a-boop 58 months ago | reply

      OH, now I want to go to the museum!

    3. Jim Blackler 58 months ago | reply

      Is the exhibition still on?

    4. mikeyashworth 58 months ago | reply

      The Science Museum have posted some really good info on the exhibition shown in this pic

    5. mikeyashworth 58 months ago | reply

      & Jim - the exhibition stayed in place until 1995!

    6. jackiebritton 58 months ago | reply

      I was one of the people who managed its removal in, along with the old Plastics and Glass galleries, so great to see this!

    7. Peter Turvey 25 months ago | reply

      Oh my, that was a while ago, I project managed their replacement galleries back in 1997!

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