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When travel was glamorous

Travel was emerging as the possibility of leisure, object of desire, to break with the routine.

Europe trip old flyerFrom 1920 to 1940 there was a significant development of railways in Europe and the United States, overseas travel was sold as the luxury item it was and the cars began to gain speed and design.

Drawings with destinations around the world presented today at the Obsessions section belong to the select collection of over 350 travel posters at the Boston Public Library (BPL) and is designed for tourism campaigns between 1920 and 1940, the so-called golden Age of travel in America. Continue reading

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