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Creator:
Enid Marx, 1902–1998, British
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by McCorquodale & Company Ltd, British
Title:
The Zoo: Noah's Ark
Date:
1957
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 39 15/16 x 24 15/16 inches (101.4 x 63.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, center: "Old Noah stocked his sturdy Ark | With animals both old and gnu | And sailed away to Regent's Park | To found a comprehensive Zoo. | To Whipsnade, then, the course was clear | For Shem the navigator, | To start one in the open air | Ideal for the spectator. | The booklet 'How To Get There' cites | Admission fees and when to go | To Zoos and all the other sights | The London visitor should know. | The best way to the Zoo at Regent's Park is to go by Underground to Camden | Town or Baker Street and take a 74 bus to the gate. The best way to Whipsnade is | to take a 726 Green Line coach from Baker Street (Allsop Place, just behind the | station) direct to the gate. The single fare to Whipsnade is 4/3. ; lower center: "How To Get There is a London Transport booklet which lists some 400 of London's | places of interest, both famous and less well-known, together with times of opening, prices | of admission and how to get there by London Transport. 'How To Get There' is a London Transport booklet which lists some 400 of London's places of interest, both famous and less well-known, together with times of opening, prices | of admission and how to get there by London Transport. 'How To Get There is included | free with the guide-book 'Visitor's London' which costs 4/6. It can also be bought separately, | price 6d. All London Transport publications, including free maps and leaflets, can be | obtained from the Publicity Officer, London Transport, 55 Broadway, Westminister, S.W.I."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B2004.18.25
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | boat | deer | doves | elephants (animals) | fish | giraffes | giraffes | lions | meteorology | owls | peacocks (birds) | poem | rainbow | religious and mythological subject | science | sea | zebras (mammals)
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Art for All - British Posters for Transport (The Wolfsonian Museum, 2011-04-15 - 2011-08-14)

Art for All - British Posters for Transport (Musée de l'Imprimerie, 2010-10-13 - 2011-02-15)

Art for All - British Posters for Transport (Yale Center for British Art, 2010-05-27 - 2010-08-15)

Deluge (Yale Center for British Art, 2018-12-18 - 2019-03-24)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:53396
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