The Art of Travel

The Boston Public Library Print Department is home to a marvelous, though little visited, collection of more than 350 vintage travel posters from the “Golden Age of Travel”, the 1920s through 1940s. Rail travel had opened up all of North America and Europe to tourism, ocean liners were making overseas travel more affordable and by the 1940s new airlines were winging across the globe. During this golden age, ticket offices and travel agencies were decorated with colorful, eye-catching travel posters, all created to promote travel and tourism to far-flung destinations around the world.

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  1. Pingback: The Art of Travel : Posters | fernexpress

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