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    Canadian Pacific Travel Poster (c.1933). Poster (25" X 40) "To Canada & U.S. A." Artist: Kenneth Denton Shoesmith.
    Kenneth Denton Shoesmith (1890-1939) was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors and the British Society of Poster Designers. He exhibited widely, and much of his work was for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His designs promoted the romance and excitement of maritime travel in the 1920s-1930s, including this poster, which features the largest and most well appointed Canadian Pacific liner, the Empress of Britain. The ship was commissioned in 1931, a predecessor of Cunard's Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. As seen from the artist's vantage point below and in front of the ship, the imposing, commanding vessel is awe-inspiring even today. Minor edge wear, wrinkling, and a horizontal crease in the bottom section are the only signs of handling. Rolled, Very Fine-.


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