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.

Vereeniging ter Bevordering van Vreemdelingen Verkeer. Katwijk aan zee [Association for the Promotion of Tourism, Katwijk on Sea]
St. Lucca, Rome (Italy)
Aircraft flying over the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy
The  new Orient liner, Orion: tourist
Aboard the Nelly
Folies Bergere: teatro blanquita, La Habana
In the land of Breathitt | Breathitt: a guide to the feud country
Lloyd Sabaudo: Menu
El vapor á dos hélices, Gelria: el vapor jemelo "Tubantia" fué torpedeado el 16 de marzo de 1916 en el Mar del Norte
The  two way transport tracing book
Lincoln Zephyr: V-12, pour l'élite
KLM Vliegtuig (Fokker F XVIII) Wekelijksche Dienst Amsterdam – Batavia [KLM PLane (Fokker F XVIII) Weekly Service Amsterdam-Batavia]
P & O round voyages: China & Japan
Aeroshell Lubricating Oil: The Aristocrat of Lubricants