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The Golden Age of Travel

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

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The Golden Age of Travel
The 1920s and 1930s ushered in an unprecedented era of travel to exotic and romantic destinations. And nowhere was this more clearly expressed than in the travel posters of that time.

The Los Angeles Public Library's collection of travel posters perfectly captures this era. With this exhibition, the Library shares its bounty with the public for the first time.

These exquisite posters highlight travel by steamship, airline and railroad to exotic destinations all over the world. They are a celebrations of the optimism and heady exuberance of this bygone era.

The exhibition runs until May 7, 2006 at the Central Library, Getty Gallery, Fifth & Flower Streets, Los Angeles, California.

Or visit the Virtual Gallery.

And while we're on the subject of travel nostalgia, check out these historical travel ads at TravelHistory.org. There's an Old Dominion Line campaign from 1908 offering a short sea trip to Norfolk and Old Point for $14 or Richmond and Washington DC for $15.

Those were the days!

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2 Comments:

At 7/12/05 19:27, Blogger The Complimenting Commenter said...

Those are some very cool posters. You choose an excellent one to demonstrate those times. Thanks for the great links. Keep up the good posts.

 
At 12/12/05 14:23, Blogger T L Reynolds said...

Taking a historical approach to travel is a wonderful idea. I'm sold on this;)

 

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