Travel, Transportation, and Tourism

Collection Description

The Wolfsonian’s collection captures the revolution in transportation that took place from the late nineteenth century onward, with the development of automobiles and air travel as well as the vast expansion of railroads and steamship lines. Commercial posters promoted the new means of travel; decorative arts drew aesthetic inspiration from the powerful forms of ocean liners, streamlined locomotives, and airplanes; and propaganda material hailed the achievements of pioneer aviators, such as Italy’s Italo Balbo. The related rise of the modern tourist industry is documented by promotional materials of all kinds, including the Vicki Gold Levi collection of advertisements, brochures, menus, and other items from pre-Revolutionary Cuba and the Laurence Miller Collection of ocean liner and cruise ship industry materials.

Cia. Mexicana de Aviación, sistema Pan American Airways
Kreuzfahrt "Turisanda" nach Sizilien, Tripolis, Capri und Neapel vom 24. Oktober 1938 XVI bis 1. November 1938 XVII : mit S/S "Roma"
Sur le pont d'Avigonon | On the Avignon bridge
The  highway traveler
Grand Express Service, Europe, Egypt: S.S. Ausonia, S.S. Esperia
S.S. Lurline: breakfast, Sunday, December 30, 1951
Mitsui Bank and Mitsukoshi Department Store, May 1929
Dampfer "Europa," Mittwoch, 5. Juli, 1939: Gabelfrühstück = S.S. "Europa," Wednesday, July 5st, 1939 : lunch
Something luxuriously new: The National Hotel of Cuba, Havana, Cuba : opens December 15, 1930
Speed along German Reichsautobahnen
M.S. "Pilsudski", August 19, 1939: spis potraw Koszernych : Obiad = Special Kosher menu : dinner
Sailings to England, Ireland, France, Germany: New York service, North Pacific ports service : cruises
Pavilon turistu = Touristen-Pavillon | Tourist pavilion
P.S. When in Cuba drink Hatuey beer... Hatuey is brewed by Bacardi