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.

Fork: K.P.M.
Croisiere du "Gripsholm" aux Indes: Ceylan, l'Afrique Orientale, l'Egypte, la Palestine, la Syrie et la Méditerranée, Janvier - Mars 1934
Vacations...! Where...? Cuba is the answer
Via air mail
Theatre Go By Underground
Fly National Airlines to gay Havana
Idro rosso: aeropittura
Un  saluto da Nervi: Viale delle Palme | A greeting from Nervi: Viale delle Palme
To The Advancement of Motor Transportation. Commemorating the Twenty Fifth Anniversary of General Motors 1908-1933
Aeronautica: ingresso al Parco Aerostatico Ing. Bianchi Magnani e Rondoni
Central Park Store, established since 1930 : it pays to look!!
Government Building
Cunard White Star, R.M.S. Aquitania, Wednesday, June 17, 1936: breakfast
Gabelfrühstück nach der Karte: Dampfer "Bremen," Sonnabend, den 1. April, 1939 = Lunch à la Carte : S.S. Bremen, Saturday, April 1st, 1939
Passenger sailings, May, June, July, August and September, 1940