Finding aid for the Travel poster collection

Finding aid created by Los Angeles Public Library staff using RecordEXPRESS
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, California 90071
(213) 228-7355
rarebook@lapl.org
http://www.lapl.org/
2018


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

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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