Fall 2019: Rare & Important Travel Posters

 

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At Auction November 14

   
Hubert Herkomer, "Normandie" / The World's Most Perfect Ship / French Line, 1939. $15,000 to $20,000.
Lot 71: Hubert Herkomer, “Normandie” / The World’s Most Perfect Ship / French Line, 1939. $15,000 to $20,000.
   

20 Years of Travel Poster Auctions

 
 

Our twentieth anniversary Travel Poster sale can be summed up in one powerful, romantic word: trains. An extraordinary private collection of American railway posters, the best we’ve ever seen, includes a virtual history from the early years of the New York Central Lines to the Streamliner trains of the 1930s and 40s. Rare works, many of which have seldom appeared at auction, include the 1923 Evanston Lighthouse by the Elevated Lines by artist and author Ervine Metzl, and Jon O. Brubaker’s 1925 California / America’s Vacation Land / New York Central Lines.

Additional gems include two rare images which were featured in our inaugural travel poster auction of 1999, which we haven’t seen since: Hernando G. Villa’s image for the Santa Fe Railroad, The Chief Is Still Chief, circa 1930, and Sascha Maurer’s New York World’s Fair / Thru Grand Central Gateway, which served as the cover image for that first sale.

Europe is represented by such masters as Roger Broders and Frank Newbould; Canada by Roger Couillard and Peter Ewart; and Australia by James Northfield and Percy Trompf. Ocean Liner posters are present with works by Lois Gaigg, Hugo Koeke and Albert Sebille.

   
 

Browse Complete Fall 2019 Travel Posters Catalogue

 
   

Trains

     
James Northfield, Wattle Time / Travel By Train, circa 1925. $4,000 to $6,000.
Lot 1: James Northfield, Wattle Time / Travel By Train, circa 1925. $4,000 to $6,000.
     
Montauk Beach, designer unknown, circa 1929. $15,000 to $20,000.
Lot 106: Montauk Beach, designer unknown, circa 1929. $15,000 to $20,000.
 
William P. Welsh, Vacation Lands Are Calling / Go in Pullman, 1936. $1,500 to $2,000.
Lot 123: William P. Welsh, Vacation Lands Are Calling / Go in Pullman, 1936. $1,500 to $2,000.
 
Maurice A. Miles, For the Zoo / Underground, 1933. $4,000 to $6,000.
Lot 99: Maurice A. Miles, For the Zoo / Underground, 1933. $4,000 to $6,000.
       
   

Planes

   
Guy Arnoux, Air France / Amérique du Nord, 1946. $3,000 to $4,000.
Lot 80: Guy Arnoux, Air France / Amérique du Nord, 1946. $3,000 to $4,000.
       
   

Automobiles & Ocean Liners

     
Roger Broders, Le Tour du Mt. Blanc, 1927. $5,000 to $7,500.
Lot 42: Roger Broders, Le Tour du Mt. Blanc, 1927. $5,000 to $7,500.
   
   

Destinations

   
Ludwig Hohlwein, Yellowstone - Park, 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
Lot 165: Ludwig Hohlwein, Yellowstone – Park, 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
 
Lago di Como, designer unknown, 1899. $1,500 to $2,500.
Lot 30: Lago di Como, designer unknown, 1899. $1,500 to $2,500.
 
Kenichi Kuriyagawa, Kamui Lake / Hokkaido, 1955. $800 to $1,200.
Lot 10: Kenichi Kuriyagawa, Kamui Lake / Hokkaido, 1955. $800 to $1,200.
   
Jo Mora, Grand Canyon, 1931. $1,200 to $1,800.
Lot 185: Jo Mora, Grand Canyon, 1931. $1,200 to $1,800.
   
   

Exhibition Begins November 9

The exhibition is free to attend and open to the public. We welcome special and educational groups with advance notice–send an inquiry to rsvp@swanngalleries.com.

Exhibition Hours

Saturday, November 9 — 12 pm to 5 pm

Monday, November 11 — 10 m to 6 pm

Tuesday, November 12 — 10 am to 6 pm

Wednesday, November 13 — 10 pm to 6 pm

Thursday, November 14 — 10 am to 12 pm

 
 

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