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.

Bell's Buffalo Soap
Rex: Palermo - Monreale: il Chiostro e la Fontana ; Agrigento - Rovine de Tempio di Giove ; Taormina - Teatro Greco
Nowa seria polaczen i zmiany rozkladu od 15.v. do 7.x. 1939 = new connections and alterations in time-tables--from 15. V. to 7.X. 1939 = nouvelles communications et changements de l'horaire du 15.v. au 7.x. 1939
Havana arrivals
?????? | Locomotives and Airplanes
Creamer: The Cube design
Consejo superior de emigración : cartera de identidad
Toy spaceship
List of passengers in First Class and Second Cabin: motor- liner "Gripsholm"
Aero. Finnish Air Traffic Company
Garage L. Storero: officina di riparazioni, rifornimento, pneumatici, pezzi di ricambio
Granaries of Democracy
Linia Pólnocno-Amerykanska Rozklad Jazdy, Nr. 28, 1939 r: Gdynia, Kopenhaga, Halifax, New York : M.S. "Pilsudski", M.S. "Batory"
"Saludos, amigos": fly C.S. to Havana