Vintage Friday

“During the 1920′s-1940′s, the heydey of luxurious travel, colourful advertising posters beckoned the viewer to exotic destinations by railway, steamship or airplane. Created to promote tourism, these posters combined a sense of the idyllic with the lure of adventure. Soon it was fashionable to travel to climb mounaints, play golf, enjoy spas, or visit an international seashore.” Thank goodness for these posters or where would we be today?!

The Library of Congress has collections of these prints in their Prints and Photographs Division which they turn into lovely calendars every year. They also create calendars from European advertising posters and Japanese woodblock prints which I absolutely love.

I’ve been collecting these calendars for years with the intention of one day framing them. Maybe eventually I’ll seek out an original instead.