Saltburn-by-Sea became a popular destination for holiday-makers in the late 1800s. This poster from the early 20th century captures the unique features of the resort and paints an idyllic image, featuring Saltburn’s famous pleasure pier, the Zetland Hotel up on the cliff, bathing machines at the water’s edge and white sand stretching into the distance.
This poster was designed by Frank Henry Mason (1875-1965) for the major London & North Eastern Railway company. Mason was a local artist born in Hartlepool who went on to create some of the most iconic railway posters of the 20th century – some of which now sell for thousands of pounds each.
Image courtesy of Redcar and Cleveland Council Cultural Service