Harry Green (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
18" x 12" (460mm x 310mm)Date:
1980This is the original Gouache painting by Harry Green.
Mail from the railway stations to the sorting offices, and then onwards to its destination speeds beneath the busy streets of London along an underground railway few people ever see. The service started in 1927 but was moth-balled in 2003 as the Post Office estimated it cost five times as much as road transport.
It didn't help that five of the original sorting offices of the original eight had been relocated. The right-hand inset shows the construction of tube lines as of the 1970s while the left shows the style of train used by the Post Office.
This art was published in look and Learn #946 8th March 1980.