|Posters - Advertising|
GPO Hertz’s Radio Set 1886 UK / 1930s / Advertising Posters / Eric Fraser / 51x63 Original vintage advertising poster for the General Post Office (GPO) - Hertz’s Radio Set 1886 - featuring a great illustration by Eric Fraser (1902-1983) of the German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894) who first conclusively proved the existence of electromagnetic waves, depicted using the radio apparatus he invented to generate and detect radio waves, with a bright star in the sky in the background and the GPO logo and stylised title text below. One of a series of posters published by the GPO to showcase the new telephone and telegraphy technologies. The General Post Office GPO was founded in 1660; Royal Mail was founded in 1516. Horizontal. Good condition, repaired tear in right margin, small folds, creasing and small tears in margins.