This promotional postcard for the British Empire Exhibition in London in 1924 was signed by Ernest Maitland Coffin (1868-1944), apparently a successful commercial artist.
An official postcard from what was the largest exhibition ever held in London, and the first organized by two nations together. It drew some 8 million visitors to an area known later as "White City" because all the buildings were painted white.
The British Empire Exhibition in 1924 was promoted with many a series of postcards by British publishers, including a series by the artist Ernest Coffin, of which this though unsigned seems to be an example.
[Original caption] Through the portals of the INDIAN PAVILION twentieth-century London is left behind and the visitor enters the atmosphere of mystery and romance which characterizes the East.
India House in London, with "1931" pencilled in on the back, so made soon after the building was inaugurated in July 1930. Now the High Commission for India, it was consciously planned in the 1920s as a way for the Indian Government, though still
[Original caption]The Ceylon Pavilion with its four entrance lamps at Kandy is a faithful copy of the old Kandyan style of architecture, the panels and circular moonstones of the doorway having been rbought from Ceylon.