Travel Posters

Original Travel Posters

New York - Fly TWA (jet) Original Poster by David Klein  Klein, David.
New York - Fly TWA (jet), 1960 ca. 

Atlantic City Original Poster by Edward Eggleston Eggleston, Edward.
Atlantic City - Pennsylvania Railroad, 1935 ca. 

Australia Original Poster by James Northfield
Northfield, James.
Australia - Great Barrier Coral Reef, 1935 ca. 

Rio - Swedish American Line Original Poster by Ake Rittmark
Rittmark, Ake.
Rio - Swedish American Line, 1937 
Carcassonne Original Poster by E. Paul Champseix
Champseix, E Paul.
Carcassonne, 1925 ca. 

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Explore our world-leading travel poster collection, consisting of nearly 1,000 original vintage posters from the 1890s to the present from around the globe. Most popular searches: 

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Travel Primer: 

Railroads, ocean liners, and airplanes were among the technological marvels of the early 20th century that made pleasure travel feasible and luxurious, and they are often featured in vintage travel posters. These innovations sparked a Golden Age of Travel that would last - despite a Great War and a Depression - until the outbreak of World War II.
The lithographic poster came into being just as the explosion in pleasure travel was dawning, and this new means of advertising was ideally suited to educate and tempt the consumer. Combining large images and bold text, the vintage travel poster was a uniquely effective medium to inspire travelers to see the world, and posters promoting every mode of transportation and destination became fixtures on the kiosks and the train stations of Europe and America.

Vintage travel posters are one of the most popular areas of poster collecting, providing a range of offerings that will suit every pocketbook and interest.. More than any other poster category, they awaken our dreams of adventure, beauty and wanderlust. With the increasing rarity of desirable pre-WWII images by artists like Cassandre, Broders, Cardinaux, Fix-Masseau and Herbert Matter, interest in travel posters of the postwar period are now exploding in popularity.

With burgeoning interest in this field, our best advice is to buy what you love!

Leading Artists:

France: AloBernard, Boucher, Broders, Carlu, Cassandre, Colin, Commarmond, Constant-Duval, Dorival, Georget, Solon, and Soubie

Switzerland: Baumberger, Buzzi, Cardinaux, Diggelmann, and Matter

Italy: Borgoni and Nizzoli 

Britain:  Cooper, Newbould, and Thomas

Germany:  Etbauer, Fuss, Hohlwein and Wiertz

United States:  Binder, Eggleston, Galli, Klein, Lawler, McIntosh, and Nason

Misc:  Nielsen & Rasmussen (Denmark), Norblin (Poland), Northfield (Australia), ten Broek (Holland) and many more! 

For more, visit our past gallery exhibitions
   That's Amore! Travel Posters to Love
   Titans of the Sea - Posters from the Golden Age of Ocean Liners 1890-1960
   Full Steam Ahead
   Time Travel - A Century of Travel Posters
   Let it Snow!
   G'Day Mate - Rare Travel Posters from the Land Down Under and other Exotic Destinations

Zurich Original Poster by Adolphe Tieche   Tieche, Adolphe.
Zurich, 1907 

San Francisco - Hawaii Overnight! Via Pan American Original Poster by Frank McIntosh
  McIntosh, Frank.
San Francisco - Hawaii Overnight! Via Pan 
American, 1939 ca. 

  Scheidegg Original Poster by Alex Walter Diggelmann
Diggelmann, Alex Walter.
Scheidegg, 1931 
 

Blausee Original Poster by Ernst Hodel
Hodel, Ernst.
Blausee, 1920 ca.

 Summer Holidays in the Grisons Original Poster by Augusto Giacometti
  Giacometti, Augusto.
Summer Holidays in the
Grisons, 1924 

See India Original Poster by Austin Cooper
Cooper, Austin.
See India, 1930 ca.

Capri Italia Original Poster by Mario Borgoni
 Borgoni, Mario.
Capri Italia - ENIT,
1927 ca. 

 Nantucket - The New Haven Railroad Original Poster by Ben Nason
  Nason, Ben.
Nantucket - The New
Haven Railroad, 1950 

  Trafoi Italia Original Poster by Artist Unknown
Artist Unknown.
Trafoi - ENIT, 1920 ca.

Swissair Metropolitan Original Poster by Kurt Wirth
  Wirth, Kurt.
Convair Metropolitan -
Swissair, 1956

Cunard to Boston Original Poster by Walter Thomas
  Thomas, Walter.
Cunard to Boston, 1925  

  Air France - Afrique du Nord Original Poster by Bernard Villemot
Villemot, Bernard.
Air France - Afrique du Nord, 1949 

Air France - Mexico Original Poster by Georges Mathieu
  Mathieu, Georges.
Air France - Mexico,
1968 ca. 

Across the U.S. and Overseas You Can Depend on TWA Original Poster by Artist Unknown
   Artist Unknown.
Across the U.S. and
overseas you can
depend on TWA, 1960
ca.