- The Jolly Fisherman
The Jolly Fisherman is a poster created by artist
John Hassall (illustrator)in 1908 after he had been commissioned by the Great Northern Railways(GNR). It is regarded as one of the most famous holiday advertisements of all time and is believed to have significantly impacted on the success of Skegness, Lincolnshireas a holiday destination.
He is now the mascot for Skegness and celebrates his 100th birthday in 2008.
* [http://www.jollyfisherman.co.uk/ Jolly Fisherman website]
* [http://www.skegness.gov.uk/pages/jollyfisherman.htm Information from the website of Skegness]
* [http://www.ssplprints.com/collection.php?collid=752&ref=wiki&ad=sspl10 The official National Railway Museum print website] containing a number of Jolly Fisherman posters
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