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.

At the San Diego Panama-California Exposition all the year 1915: in the business district San Diego; Broadway
Compañia Cubana de Aviacion, S.A
W.H. Müller & Co. Passage en Reisbureaux [W.H. Müller & Co. Passage and Travel Agency]
Entrata principale: arch. Locati | Main entrance: Locati, architect
Button: train motif
Floyd Zimmerman presents, The Miami Biltmore Water Revue of 1940: Coral Gables, Florida : souvenir program
Was Deutschland an seinen Kolonien verlor | What Germany lost in her colonies
Rex: Palermo - Monreale: il Chiostro e la Fontana ; Agrigento - Rovine de Tempio di Giove ; Taormina - Teatro Greco
Horario e tarifas
Journal of a trip to the island = Diario de un viaje a la isla, Mayo 4, '98
Airways Q Cuba
Valencia, San Rafael St. 156, Havana, Cuba
Hotel Colina: Habana
Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland 50 Jarig Bestaan 13 Mei 1870 1920 [Steam Navigation Company The Netherlands 50th Anniversary 13 May 1870 1920]
Hawaii's decisive hour: Dinner aboard S.S. Lurline, Sunday, December 30, 1951