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.

U.S. Shipping Board: Pan America Line, Munson Teamship Lines, managing operators : New York, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
Pavilon turistu = Touristen-Pavillon | Tourist pavilion
Album de estatística gráphica dos caminhos de ferro portuguezes das províncias ultramarinas, 1898
Album de estatística gráphica dos caminhos de ferro portuguezes das províncias ultramarinas, 1896
As safe on the road as in your garage
Mit der Lufthansa über Deutschlands Gaue und in die weite Welt
British Airways: Wings over Europe, Winter Timetable 1938-9
Danemark: Chemins de Fer de L'Etat Danois [Denmark: Danish State Railways]
Aeronautica: ingresso al Parco Aerostatico Ing. Bianchi Magnani e Rondoni
Know Florida
Lloyd Sabaudo: Menu
Heiden, Ihr Ferien-Ort: Kur-Hotel Krone-Schweizerhof
The  Royal Palm Hotel, Havana Cuba. One of Havana's great hotels; in the heart of Havana
Book of trains
Habana