jueves, 13 de enero de 2011

POSTER GEMS: Golden Age of Travel, 1920-1940

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The gentle art of civilized living
File name: 08_05_000036
Title: The gentle art of civilized living
Creator/Contributor: Treidler, Adolph, b. 1886 (artist)
Date issued: 1934
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Bars; Ocean travel; Compagnie générale transatlantique
Notes: Title from item.
Statement of responsibility: Adolph Treidler
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated



Visitez Belle-Ile-en-Mer. En pleine mer en Bretagne
File name: 08_05_000023

Title: Visitez Belle-Ile-en-Mer. En pleine mer en Bretagne
Created/Published: France : Lucien Serre & Cie. Imp.
Date issued: 1910-1959 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Tourism
Notes: Title from item.; Printed in France
Statement of responsibility: P. Cadre
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated



Doppeldeckzuge
File name: 08_05_000141

Title: Doppeldeckzuge. Hamburg Lübeck travemünde. Aus dem Häusermeer an die see
Creator/Contributor: Templeton, Peter S. (Peter Smith), 1875-1971 (artist)
Date issued: 1910-1959 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Railroad travel; Railroads; Lübeck-Büchener Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft
Notes: Title from item.
Statement of responsibility: Peter S. Templeton
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated




Jura Suisse. Ligne lectrifie du Jura Suisse voitures directes
File name: 08_05_000239
Title: Jura Suisse. Ligne électrifiée du Jura Suisse voitures directes
Created/Published: Neuchatel [Switzerland] : Paul Attinger S. A.
Date issued: 1910-1959 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Railroads
Notes: Title from item.
Statement of responsibility: Coulon
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated



See Boulder Dam enroute to California
File name: 08_05_000298
Title: See Boulder Dam enroute to California
Created/Published: Chicago
Date issued: 1935 (inferred)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color
Genre: Travel posters; Lithographs
Subjects: Dams; Union Pacific Railroad Company
Notes: Title from item.; Litho in U.S.A.; Caption on image: Actual photograph of World's Largest Dam taken at Dedication Ceremonies, Sept. 30. 1935. Reached only via North Western-Union Pacific -- the Boulder Dam route
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated






Proclamation by the King of the Carnival
File name: 08_05_000309
Title: Proclamation by the King of the Carnival
Date issued: 1936 (inferred)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Kings; Celebrations; Tourism
Notes: Title from item.; Caption below title: Greeting … the King will pay his annual visit to His beloved capital city of New Orleans on the great fête day of Mardi Gras; Bad tear along bottom.
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated




The Boston Public Library's Print Department is home to more than 350 vintage travel posters, most dating from the 1920s-1940s, the “Golden Age of Travel.”

Railways opened up America and Europe, luxe ocean liners introduced elegance into
overseas voyages, and drivers took to the road in record numbers in their new automobiles. By the mid-1940s, new airlines crisscrossed the globe, winging adventure-seekers to far-flung destinations.

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.
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