Picturing the imaginary geography of the Great Western Railway, 1903-39
Professor Colin Divall, University of York
National Railway Museum
Why do we move around? Sometimes because we have to; sometimes because we choose to. Why do we choose to visit some places and not others? Partly because some places are more desirable than others. This project looks at how a major British railway company used photographs in the early 20th century to persuade people that the places it served were desirable places to visit.
You can find out more about Professor Divall's research in this article from the Yorkshire Post.
Professor Divall can also be heard talking about the role of the railways in BBC Radio 4's The Long View. You can hear him on Listen Again.