Awesome Vintage Travel Posters

The Boston Public Library’s Print Department is home to more than 350 vintage travel posters, most dating from the 1920s-1940s, the “Golden Age of Travel.”  Railways opened up America and Europe, luxe ocean liners introduced elegance into overseas voyages, and drivers took to the road in record numbers in their new automobiles. By the mid-1940s, new airlines crisscrossed the globe, winging adventure-seekers to far-flung destinations…

source: The Boston Public Library’s Print Department 

Travel agents and ticket offices during this period were festooned with vivid, eye-catching posters, all designed to capture the beauty, excitement and adventure of travel and to promote a world of enticing destinations and new modes of transportation. Individual artists gained fame for their distinctive graphic styles and iconic imagery, and many posters from this era still remain important works of art long after their original advertising purposes have faded.

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4 responses

  1. The good old days. Rember driving in the mountains in Switzerland, it sure was curvy :).

    May 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

    • Im glad this post evoked the good memories :D Thanks for the comment

      May 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

  2. Where are you from Ivan? It was on our way to Croatia we were driving. Now we can book planes!

    May 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

  3. Im from Serbia, the same area just after Croatia

    May 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

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