The Travel Poster Collection consists of nearly 900 travel posters from around the world. The earliest dates to the end of
the 19th century and the latest to the end of the 20th century, with the majority falling between 1920 and 1960. The posters
hearken to the "Golden Age of Travel," with images of trains, planes and boats and documenting iconic travel destinations--mostly
throughout Europe, but also through areas of Asia, the Pacific, Africa, North America and South America.
Due to the unknown nature of the collection’s provenance and source of acquisition, information on the collection’s biography
and history cannot be provided at this time.
Do to the unknown nature of the collection’s provenance and source of acquisition, information on the collection’s biography
and history can not be provided at this time.
There are three large cabinets with five drawers each stacked on top of each other in the Rare Books Room stacks. These fifteen
drawers contain the vast majority of the collection. There are a number of posters scattered throughout offices and hallways
at Central Library.
The Los Angeles Public Library makes no assertion as to being the copyright owner of this image, which is limited to personal
or research use. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to, commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or
format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited
to the copyrights held by parties other than the Library. Users are responsible for determining the existence of such rights
and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use.
At this time reproductions are not available for purchase.
This collection is stored on-site at the Central Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Some of the posters have been digitized
and the material is available through appointment only: