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.

Cuba by Flying Clipper: exotic, exciting, enchanting, entrancing
Deutsche Lufthansa: London, Brüssel, Frankfurt, München, Wien
Cincinnati Union Terminal motif
Minsky's Follies, Fausto Theatre: programa semanal
I'll see you in C-U-B-A
This is for Ma...and this is for me!: greetings from Cuba, Isle of Bacardi, rum 89 proof
12e Croisière Medicale Française: Spitzberg, Norvège a bord du S.S. Cuba de la Cie. Gle. Transatlantique ... 1937
RMS Orama: Orient Line
Dubbelschroef mailmotorschip Baloeran, 17000 ton | D.S. mailmotorschip Baloeran / Rotterdamsche Lloyd N.V., Rotterdam
To Havana & Miami
Erhebliche Fahrpreisermässigung für Reisen nach Italien [Significant Fare Reduction for Trips to Italy]
4. Snelverkeer [4. Fast Traffic]
Commemorative plate: Voortrekker Eeufees
The  old captain and his ship
Horarios e tarifas: Linhas Aereas Condor no Estado de Piauhy ; em vigor desde 1 de novembro de 1937