Artist deserves place in the sun
You feature the famous image of the jolly fisherman - describing it as "a 1950s tourism poster". This was first painted by John Hassall (1868-1948) for Great Northern Railway publicity in 1908; he received the princely sum of pound;12.
Far ahead of its time in both tyle and content, the poster (left) was adapted and re-used over the years by Frank Newbould and others: one development has a child dragging the fisherman along the beach by his scarf.
Your illustration, however, is the original 1908 version, complete with Hassall's signature. Credit where credit is due.
Michael J Smith
13 Hulland View, Allestree, Derby