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.

Croisière Amazone/Antilles [Amazon/Antilles Cruise]
Minsky's Follies, Fausto Theatre: programa semanal
Nowa seria polaczen i zmiany rozkladu od 15.v. do 7.x. 1939 = new connections and alterations in time-tables--from 15. V. to 7.X. 1939 = nouvelles communications et changements de l'horaire du 15.v. au 7.x. 1939
Columbus-Zimmer 3: Tischplatz = table seat : 7
Stazione al parco: arch. Bongi | Station at the park: Bongi, architect
Le  Conquiste dell'aviazione
Nederlandsche Spoorwegen, met de regelmaat van een uurwerk [Dutch Railways, with the Regularity of a Clock]
Letter opener: Crociera Aerea del Decennale Roma, Chicago, New York, Roma [Decennial Air Cruise Rome, Chicago, New York, Rome]
Regular and cruise service to and around the Mediterranean: between New York, Spain, France, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Palestine
Tile: clipper ship motif
Entrata principale: arch. Locati | Main entrance: Locati, architect
Northern Navigation Co. Limited : Canadian national route: traveling east or west, the Great Lakes cruise provides a rest
Indicator face for Staten Island Ferry throttle
Bürgenstock, Schweiz