A uniformed member of Underground station staff undertakes billposter or advertisement hand duties at Queen's Park Underground station, Bakerloo line and Mainline railway. He is seen pasting up an Underground poster on a tall advertising panel on the station platform. A metal bucket, presumably containing glue, stands by his feet.
Unknown photographer, Nov 1916 - Jan 1917
Location: Queen's Park Underground station, Harvist Road, Brent, NW6
Image no: Ukn
Inventory no: 1998/47849
20th Century London caption: This picture shows a railman at work in 1917. The railman's job included basic station maintenance such as putting up posters on the platforms. London Underground was noted for its poster campaigns, particularly during the 1920s and 30s when many well-known designers created posters for the company. The poster being put up here is advertising an event at the Royal Albert Hall. Above it is a notice about a forthcoming Millwall FC football match. Admission to the match is advertised at 7d (seven old pence). The photo was taken at Queens Park station on the Bakerloo line.