My Bostonite friend Ellen sent me a link the other day to her fair city’s Public Library’s digital collection of vintage travel posters from the 1920-1940s, “The Golden Age of Travel.” The collection features locales from around the globe rendered in gorgeous, vivid color and beautiful design. The selections are enough to make even a modern gal with access to a million travel photos and websites ready to book a ticket on the next flight out.
According to the Library’s website, “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.”
See the online collection here.