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.

To The Eastern Mediterranean "Adriatica" Navigation Company – Venice
Ashtray: Linee Aeree Ala Littoria
Headlight cover
Unser Bord-Kino zeigt heute: Der Unwiderstehliche = Our movies show tonight : André, the irresistible
The  Havana Special at Key West, southernmonst in U.S. : Florida East Coast Railway
Ampliamento del Piazzale della Stazione di Roma S.Pietro [Expansion of the Railway Station Square in Rome St. Peter's]
Deutsche Lufthansa: London, Brüssel, Frankfurt, München, Wien
Idro rosso: aeropittura
San Gimignano
Coctel: revista mensual
Man with a Drill
El  Encanto, Havana
Tureen: Travel
Across Santa Fe, U.S.A