If you have been heeding the shelter-at-home advisories during this health crisis you may be organizing your photos and looking through scrapbooks from past trips.
Here’s something else to add your list: planning your next trip using the collections of vintage travel posters we came across while researching this fun story for AAA Washington as inspiration.
Here are some of the vintage travel poster images we enjoyed.
Smithsonian Institution Air & Space Museum
About 1300 airline posters dating from the early 1920s to the present are on the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum website.
SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport
More than 1200 travel posters promoting global air travel are in the collection of the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport. Most are accessible online.
Boston Public Library
More than 350 travel posters are in the collection of the Boston Public Library, which shares them on Flickr.
Library of Congress – WPA Travel Posters
The Library of Congress has hundreds of travel posters in its collection, including the now-iconic travel and tourism posters promoting national parks and other U.S. destinations made by artists hired by Works Projects Administration (WPA) from 1936 to 1943.
Space Tourism Posters
Why not consider a trip to space?
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers a series of specially-commissioned WPA-style posters promoting space tourism.
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3 thoughts on “Vintage travel posters to inspire a post-pandemic trip”
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Many of those images can be downloaded for free. Poke around the individual sites, though, and there is info on how to get copies.
Where can one order copies of these vintage travel posters?
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