Monday, December 29, 2014

Clanland: Men in Kilts

In the 1930s-1950s the train companies in the UK were great ones for issuing books. Perhaps the most famous, because of it's association with John Betjeman was Metroland but this kind of promotional book that had real content and decent artwork about a region was a country-wide phenomena and this has to be one of my favourites, Clanland was published by London, Midland and Scottish Hotels, part of the LMS rail network. In it the land of the Clans was 'painted and described by William Stewart' and the result are these fabulous demonstrations of the various clan tartans that range from the atmospheric, through the humorous to the high camp. With Scottish festivities coming up it seemed an appropriate time for men in kilts!

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