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Finding aid for the Travel poster collection
Travel.2014-001 - Travel.2014.688  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Finding aid for the Travel poster collection
    Dates: 1920 to 1960
    Collection Number: Travel.2014-001 - Travel.2014.688
    Creator/Collector: Origin of collection unknown.
    Extent: 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.
    Repository: Los Angeles Public Library
    Los Angeles, California 90071
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    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: http://www.lapl.org/branches/central-library/departments/rare-books

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Finding aid for the Travel poster collection. Los Angeles Public Library

    Acquisition Information

    At this time, provenance and source of acquisition is unknown, though posters entered the LAPL’s possession as early as the 1930s.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is notable for it breadth of countries represented and years of origin.

    Indexing Terms

    Travel posters
    Transportation
    Tourism
    Airlines