13 vintage travel posters that will make you yearn for the Jet Age

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With the advent of the Jet Age in the late 1950s, the destination was the attraction and two of the airlines at the vanguard were TWA and United Airlines.

2014 marks a century of commercial flight. On January 1 1914 the first scheduled commercial airline flight took to the skies. The 23-minute flight from St. Petersburg to Tampa, Florida, had one passenger – Abram C. Pheil, the former Mayor of St. Petersburg.

In the early days of aviation the craft rather than the destination was the star. With the advent of the Jet Age in the late 1950s, the destination was the attraction and two of the airlines at the vanguard were TWA and United Airlines.

Big thanks to Vintage European Posters who gave us permission to run these inspirational, beautiful posters.

Vintage Travel Posters
Original “Air France Marseille” Poster by Albert Solon, c. 1935
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “Pan American Paris” Poster by Anonymous, 1951
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “TWA Egypt” Poster by David Klein, c. 1960
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “United Airlines New York” Poster by Stan Galli, c. 1960
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “United Airlines Los Angeles” Poster by Stan Galli, c. 1960
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “United Airlines Hawaii” Poster by Stan Galli, c. 1960
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “Las Vegas Fly TWA” Poster by David Klein, c. 1965
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “TWA Rome” Poster by David Klein, c. 1965
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “TWA Egypt” Poster by David Klein, c. 1965
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “Florida – Fly TWA” Poster by David Klein, c.1965
Vintage Travel Posters
Stan Galli, San Francisco United Airlines Cable Car, c. 1955
Vintage Travel Posters
Original “United Airlines Southern California” Poster by Stan Galli, c. 1955
Vintage Travel Posters
Original United Nations Poster by Binder, printed for United Airlines
13 vintage travel posters that will make you yearn for the Jet Age was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
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