Cassandre, A.M. Cote D'Azur, 1931.
Mayo, Eileen. Australia - Great Barrier Reef, 1956 ca.
Broders, Roger. Marseille, 1929.
Arixx, Abdullah. Penang,1935.
Thomas, Walter. Cunard Boston to Europe, 1925.
Klein, David. Fly TWA - Disneyland Los Angeles, 1955.
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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!