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New York Travel Posters Book of Postcards
New York Travel Posters Book of Postcards
New York Travel Posters Book of Postcards
New York Travel Posters Book of Postcards
New York Travel Posters Book of Postcards
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New York Travel Posters Book of Postcards

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Item #: AA703
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Twenty-eight color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with Swann Galleries, New York

ISBN 9780764960840
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New York Travel Posters Book of Postcards
New York City is a magnificent metropolis abundantly memorialized in words and song. Over the past hundred years the legendary city has also figured prominently in art. Among the most iconic of these artworks have been many extraordinary posters, the majority of them travel posters.

The earliest pictorial travel posters were European and date to the 1880s. They were published by the railway companies to help increase ticket sales. These early posters were essentially vignettes of local imagery, combined with rather lengthy and distracting blocks of text outlining entire train schedules to particular regions. Attractive as these early posters were, successfully luring travelers to various destinations with beautiful pictures of scenery and structures, they were essentially academic landscapes.

As more and more people began to travel, and tourism became an industry in itself, advertisers needed to come up with new and creative ways to attract the eyes of passersby. Which is to say that as travelers and traveling became more sophisticated, so too did the posters. What was art became “graphic art.” Depicting New York City in posters must have been an exciting challenge for the artists who took on the task. After all, there was nothing in the Old World like the Big Apple. Where the French countryside had its beautiful scenery, the Alps had their majestic slopes, and the European coastal resorts had their frothy oceans, New York boasted an extraordinary skyline, concrete canyons, majestic ziggurat-like towers, and world-renowned events, such as the New York World’s Fair of 1939–1940.

“From stylized Art Deco designs to sophisticated photomontages, atmospheric illustration to abstract representations, the best posters that used New York for their advertising purposes caught and reflected the city’s majesty, vitality, and sense of wonder. Now widely collected, and in some instances quite valuable, these captivating posters from the Golden Age of Travel are as colorful, bold, eye-catching, and individual as the city itself.” —Nicholas D. Lowry, President and Poster Specialist, Swann Auction Galleries

Images
  1. Chesley Bonestell (American, 1888–1986), New York Central Building, Long Island City, 1930
  2. Rod Ruth (American, 1912–1987), New York / Go Greyhound
  3. Nembhard N. Culin (American, 1908–1990), New York World’s Fair, New York, 1937
  4. Adolph Treidler (American, 1886–1981), New York / New York Central Lines, Long Island City, 1927
  5. Sascha Maurer (American, 1897–1961), Pennsylvania Railroad / New York World’s Fair, New York, 1939
  6. Designer unknown, New York / Air-India, Bombay
  7. Willem Frederick ten Broek (Dutch, 1905–1993), New York / Holland-America Line, Haarlem, 1938
  8. Designer unknown, “City of Light” / New York World’s Fair, 1940
  9. Designer unknown, Holland-America Line, Amsterdam, c. 1930
  10. Guy Arnoux (French, 1890–1951), Air France / Amérique du Nord, Paris, 1946
  11. Designer unknown, The Palisades of the Hudson / New York Central Lines
  12. Fritz Kück (German, 1893–1974), Bremen New York
  13. Stan Galli (American, 1912–2009), New York / United Air Lines
  14. Leslie Ragan (American, 1897–1972), Rockefeller Center / New York, Long Island City, c. 1933
  15. Designer unknown, Cunard / “Queen Elizabeth” – “Queen Mary”
  16. Weimer Pursell (American, 1906–1974), American Airlines to New York, 1956
  17. Leslie Ragan (American, 1897–1972), New York / The Upper Bay from Lower Manhattan, Long Island City, 1935
  18. Harry Hudson Rodmell (English, 1896–1984), French Line / to New York, c. 1930
  19. Designer unknown, New York / American Airlines
  20. Designer unknown, Fly PAA to the U.S.A. / Pan American World Airways, c. 1955
  21. Designer unknown, French Line C.G.T. / Southampton to New York [Normandie], c. 1936
  22. Joseph Binder (Austrian, 1898–1972), United Air Lines / New York, 1957
  23. Earl Horter (American, 1881–1940), Grand Central Terminal / New York Central Lines, Long Island City, 1927
  24. David Klein (American, 1918–2005), New York / Fly TWA, 1956
  25. A. Roquin, Cunard / White Star [Queen Mary & Queen Elizabeth], Paris, c. 1938
  26. Joseph Fehér (American, b. Hungary, 1908–1987), New York / United Air Lines
  27. Janno, New York World’s Fair / Cunard White Star
  28. Designer unknown, Pan American / Paris New York


Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain up to thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.
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