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.

Hugo Stinnes Linien Hamburg ... Südamerika - Cuba - Mexiko - Ostasien [Hugo Stinnes Line Hamburg ... South America - Cuba - Mexico - East Asia]
Plate: NASM
Graf Zeppelin
Lloyd Sabaudo: Menu
S.S. George Washington
Motorfartyget Kungsholm
Rex: Palermo - Monreale: il Chiostro e la Fontana ; Agrigento - Rovine de Tempio di Giove ; Taormina - Teatro Greco
Esperia: express service between Europe & Egypt
Book of the pageant, Railroads on parade: presented at the New York World's Fair 1939 to do full tribute to the American railroad : an Edward Hungerford Production
La  navigazione sui mari | Navigation on high seas | Il quaderno popolare
Norway by airway
Historical and Recreational Map of Los Angeles
Blue Star Line: croisière de luxe aux Antilles par l'Arandora Star
Assoc. Nazion. Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori [National Cycle Association Motorcycle and Accesories]