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2002/105/1-1/7 Photographic print, black and white, advertising billboard at Wynyard Railway Station promoting trade between Australia and Canada designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930s. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of advertising billboard at Wynyard Railway Station promoting trade between Australia and Canada

Made
This photograph is part of an archive of work from the signwriting and graphic design work of the Rousel Studios in Sydney.

Signwriting and associated graphic trades including gilding, silvering and glass etching developed strong craft consciousness and traditions during the 1800s. With the expansion of advertising markets and media during the twentieth century, the signwriting industry absorbed new influences from fine art and the decorative arts. Notable in the case of Rousel Studios was …

Summary

Object No.

2002/105/1-1/7

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, advertising billboard at Wynyard Railway Station promoting trade between Australia and Canada designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930s

Physical Description

Photographic print, black & white, advertising billboard at Wynyard Railway Station promoting trade between Australia and Canada designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930s

Billboard placed within Wynyard Railway Station, York St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, which opened in 1932. Across the top of the sign are the words, "TRADE WITHIN/The EMPIRE", and across the bottom of the sign, "RECIPROCATE/with CANADA". At the centre of the sign is a picture that features the Union Jack. To the bottom left of the illustration is a map of Australia with the word "AUSTRALIA" inside it. On the right hand side of the illustration is the outline of the west coast of North America from British Columbia to Baja California. The word "CANADA" is written on that part of the illustration that shows the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Two cargo ships are shown on the area that represents the Pacific Ocean with one heading from the east coast of Australia towards British Columbia and the other one heading from British Columbia to the east coast of Australia. The photograph also shows female passengers seated on benches waiting for the train and also a tobacconist's shop. Similar billboards were posted at Circular Quay Wharf.

Marks

In pen on the page of the photograph album, "SIGN YORK ST RAIL STATION".

Dimensions

Height

161 mm

Width

210 mm

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of advertising billboard at Wynyard Railway Station promoting trade between Australia and Canada 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2022, <https://ma.as/355603>

Wikipedia

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