WARRENPOINT AND THE MOUNTAINS (Ireland) Travel Advertising Poster


Genre: Travel
Artist: Margaret Horder
Year Printed: 1931
Size: 40" x 30'
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original art deco time frame (1931) WARRENPOINT AND THE MOUNTAINS of MOURNE, horizontal stone lithograph. Printer: J.B. Stephens. Professional acid-free archival linen backed, ready to frame. Excellent condition image with only minor wear on the 1/2" cream outer boarder. The last document copy of this poster was sold in 2008. Note the watermark does NOT appear on the poster. Flash makes bottom middle appear a little lighter than it actually is. B condition. Warrenpoint is a small, but beautiful town in County Down, Ireland. The hamlet itself is situated on the shores of Carlingford Lough at the gateway to the Mourne Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty steeped in history and mythology. And though we couldn’t find a picture or likeness to verify the following claim, we suspect that the warrior with the flowing blonde mane pictured here is none other than Fionn MacCumhaill, the Irish giant who is said to have scared off a marauding Scottish giant by hurling a huge granite boulder across the lough and hitting him on the head. Horder does an exemplary job with her promotion for the Great Northern Railway Company, creating a travel promotion for an off-the-beaten path destination that plays to a locale’s given strengths rather than trying to make it out to be anything more than it is.

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