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Empire Marketing Board Imperial Airways Map Cables Wireless


Large original vintage Empire Marketing Board (EMB) poster featuring a detailed map of the world showing the air routes with the cables and wireless communication systems of the British Empire including tables of the British Aircraft and Telegraph Records (England-Australia England-South Africa England-India Atlantic Ocean and Round Australia / "The message of HM the King opening the Wembley Exhibition in 1924 was transmitted around the world in eighty seconds" and "The result of the 1931 Derby was received in the farthest parts of the Empire within five seconds of the finish of the race"), and the Speed Records held by Great Britain (Schneider Trophy and World Speed Record) with the EMB logo and 16 planes flying over the countries and a cable ship above the table, each numbered and referenced with their model name including a De Havilland Hercules, Avro 10, Blackburn Bluebird, Supermarine Rolls Royce S6 and a Vickers Supermarine. Formed in 1926 to promote intra-Empire trade and to encourage consumers to buy goods from the Empire, the Empire Marketing Board EMB had three principal aims: to support scientific research; promotion of economic analysis; and publicity for Empire trade. Imperial Airways (1924-1939) was an early British airline company that merged into BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation; now British Airways). Large size. Horizontal. Very good condition, printed on two sheets, minor creases, tears and bumps on margins.

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