Railroads, ocean liners, and airplanes were among the technological marvels of the early 20th century that made pleasure travel feasible and luxurious. This new found freedom to explore the world sparked a Golden Age of Travel that would last – despite a Great War and a Depression – until the outbreak of World War II. I have always had an appreciation for the artistic flare of travel posters from the 30’s to the 60’s. The artists really did a great job at capturing your imagination and igniting your passion to travel. A lot of the imagery was very colorful and simple with an art deco flare to them.
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Oh… I love these… being in logistics I have ALWAYS wanted to collect travel posters. One day, when I have a stick house, I plan to do so. Thank you for sharing these! So pretty and provoking thoughts of a more innocent world. When we were in the Florida Keys there were TONS of these types of posters everywhere I looked! Have a great weekend.
I agree Sherry. These posters are real pieces of art and I enjoy looking at them soo much. Enjoy your weekend as well!
These are breathtaking! I simply MUST have the Ireland one! And the Pan Am clipper one I love too. After I took my first flight (on a prop plane from the old (now) Sac Executive airport) I spent the rest of my girlhood wanting to be a glamourous “airline stewardess”. I had babies instead (needless to say, far LESS glamourous). Looking at these posters just takes one away to a different place and time. Simply fabulous.