Title: RARE & IMPORTANT TRAVEL POSTERS
Date: November 13, 2006
Time: 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10-6
Thursday, Nov. 9, 10-8
Friday, Nov. 10, 10-6
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10-4
Monday, Nov. 13, 10-noon
Gallery Walk: Saturday, Nov. 11, 3 PM
Contact Person: Nicholas Lowry
Among wonderful images advertising tourism in the U.S. were many featuring California, including Jon O. Brubaker's rare pastel-hued image for the New York Central Lines, promoting travel to California / America's Vacation Land, 1925, $20,400 (see top illustration).
There are 10 extremely scarce Works Progress Administration posters promoting travel to national parks and landmarks like the Grand Canyon, $9,000 (see second illustration). These circa 1938 posters made their auction debut.
Canadian selections included Tom Purvis's poster for Canadian Pacific, the moonlit Happy Cruises, London, 1937, $2,640 (third illustration).
Among aviation images were H. Schulz's Bodensee-Wasserflug, a German air show, Stuttgart, 1913, $6,480 (fourth image); while train travel highlights include Leslie Ragan's masterful Art Deco look at The New 20th Century Limited, Long Island, 1938, $24,000 (see final illustration).