Title: RARE & IMPORTANT TRAVEL POSTERS
Date: November 8, 2012
Time: at 1:30 PM
Sat., November 3, noon-5
Sun., November 4, noon-5
Mon., November 5, 10-6
Tues., November 6, 10-6
Wed., November 7, 10-6
Thurs., November 8, 10-noon
Contact Person: Nicholas D. Lowry
Included among a wide selection of scarce American travel posters are railway images for the New York Central Line and the Pennsylvania Railroad by Sascha Maurer, Leslie Ragan and Edward Eggleston.
Also featured are images for ocean liner and airline travel. Works by celebrated Art Deco master A.M. Cassandre are prominent in this sale, which boasts a signed and numbered copy of his L.M.S. / Best Way, 1928, shown top left.
Other highlights include:
Several posters for Chicago, including a maquette for Willard Frederic Elmes's Golf by the North Shore Line, circa 1923.
Three 1930s designs by Edward M. Eggleston for the Pennsylvania Railroad, promoting travel to Atlantic City as a stylish destination.
A maquette by Sam Hyde Harris for the Southern Pacific railway, Only Southern Pacific Trains Show You the Coast Line, circa 1937.
Three posters by John Held, Jr. featuring New England destinations, including Total Eclipse of the Sun / The New Haven R.R., 1932, promoting New England as a destination during an eclipse on August 31, 1932.