POSTER GEMS: Golden Age of Travel, 1920-1940

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The gentle art of civilized living
File name: 08_05_000036
Title: The gentle art of civilized living
Creator/Contributor: Treidler, Adolph, b. 1886 (artist)
Date issued: 1934
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Bars; Ocean travel; Compagnie générale transatlantique
Notes: Title from item.
Statement of responsibility: Adolph Treidler
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated

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Visitez Belle-Ile-en-Mer. En pleine mer en Bretagne
File name: 08_05_000023

Title: Visitez Belle-Ile-en-Mer. En pleine mer en Bretagne
Created/Published: France : Lucien Serre & Cie. Imp.
Date issued: 1910-1959 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Tourism
Notes: Title from item.; Printed in France
Statement of responsibility: P. Cadre
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated

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Doppeldeckzuge
File name: 08_05_000141

Title: Doppeldeckzuge. Hamburg Lübeck travemünde. Aus dem Häusermeer an die see
Creator/Contributor: Templeton, Peter S. (Peter Smith), 1875-1971 (artist)
Date issued: 1910-1959 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Railroad travel; Railroads; Lübeck-Büchener Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft
Notes: Title from item.
Statement of responsibility: Peter S. Templeton
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated

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Jura Suisse. Ligne lectrifie du Jura Suisse voitures directes
File name: 08_05_000239
Title: Jura Suisse. Ligne électrifiée du Jura Suisse voitures directes
Created/Published: Neuchatel [Switzerland] : Paul Attinger S. A.
Date issued: 1910-1959 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Railroads
Notes: Title from item.
Statement of responsibility: Coulon
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated

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See Boulder Dam enroute to California
File name: 08_05_000298
Title: See Boulder Dam enroute to California
Created/Published: Chicago
Date issued: 1935 (inferred)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color
Genre: Travel posters; Lithographs
Subjects: Dams; Union Pacific Railroad Company
Notes: Title from item.; Litho in U.S.A.; Caption on image: Actual photograph of World’s Largest Dam taken at Dedication Ceremonies, Sept. 30. 1935. Reached only via North Western-Union Pacific — the Boulder Dam route
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated

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Proclamation by the King of the Carnival
File name: 08_05_000309
Title: Proclamation by the King of the Carnival
Date issued: 1936 (inferred)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color
Genre: Travel posters; Prints
Subjects: Kings; Celebrations; Tourism
Notes: Title from item.; Caption below title: Greeting … the King will pay his annual visit to His beloved capital city of New Orleans on the great fête day of Mardi Gras; Bad tear along bottom.
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Rights status not evaluated

The Boston Public Library’s Print Department is home to more than 350 vintage travel posters, most dating from the 1920s-1940s, the «Golden Age of Travel.»

Railways opened up America and Europe, luxe ocean liners introduced elegance into
overseas voyages, and drivers took to the road in record numbers in their new automobiles. By the mid-1940s, new airlines crisscrossed the globe, winging adventure-seekers to far-flung destinations.

Travel agents and ticket offices during this period were festooned with vivid, eye-catching posters, all designed to capture the beauty, excitement and adventure of travel and to promote a world of enticing destinations and new modes of transportation. Individual artists gained fame for their distinctive graphic styles and iconic imagery, and many posters from this era still remain important works of art long after their original advertising purposes have faded.

GRAPHICS: The Blitz, agosto 1940-mayo 1941

70 años de los ataques alemanes al Reino Unido.

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Carta de Hitler.
Julio de 1940

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Respuesta de Churchill

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El plan alemán.

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Manual nazi para atacar el Reino Unido.
1940

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Visto en War and Game.

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Visto en War and Game.

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Fase II: 24 de agosto-5 de septiembre de 1940

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Fase III: Ofensiva en septiembre de 1940

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Daily Sketch
16 page tabloid format newspaper replica of original Daily Sketch Newspaper produced on August 29th 1940
Includes stories on war-related events, pictures, black-out times and advertisements
Click on thumbnail for larger image
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7 de septiembre de 1940

The ‘Blitz’ on Britain’s cities had begun – London would endure 57 nights of bombing without respite. 43,000 civilians would be killed, half of them in London, and more than one million homes destroyed or damaged in London alone. Other cities that were to suffer included Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Coventry, Glasgow, Sheffield, Swansea, Liverpool Hull, Manchester, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Southampton.

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Portada de Life

23 de septiembre de 1940

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The Illustrated London News, octubre 1940

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Daily Mail
31 de diciembre de 1940

This edition of the Daily Mail had on its front page a photograph by Herbert Mason of the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral showing through the smoke from the fires resulting from the severe raid on the City of the night of 29 December 1940. It was captioned as ‘War’s Greatest Picture’. The image of St. Paul’s is undoubtedly now the most well known of the Blitz. It suggests that even then the survival of St. Paul’s had become a symbol of defiance. The accompanying text states that the image is ‘one that all Britain will cherish – for it symbolises the steadiness of London’s stand against the enemy: the firmness of Right against Wrong’. How much was this statement reflecting public opinion and how much was it influencing it?

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Famosa fotografía de St. Paul
Photographer: Herbert Mason
29 de septiembre de 1940

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Daños alrededor de St. Paul
This map is an approximation used for demonstration purposes only. O/S maps are required for exact alignment. It is an immediate post Blitz map showing Wren’s London and its bomb damage.The circle appears to have protected St Paul’s Cathedral amazingly well!

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Clásica fotografía de Corbis.
German Bomber over London
London and the Thames lie vulnerable below a German Heinkels 111 bomber, seen from an escort plane during a bombing raid on July 9, 1940.
IMAGEN:
© CORBIS
FECHA DE LA FOTOGRAFÍA
9 de julio de 1940
LUGAR
London, England, UK
COLECCIÓN
Bettmann

DESIGN: Propaganda y exterminio (2)

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En marzo de 1943, la revista Life declaró que ‘el arma más mortal de la propaganda del Eje es Signal’.
Bimensual, 1940-45, 25 idiomas.
2,5 millones de ejemplares.

John Yvan Demjanjuk, Iván el Terrible (Ucrania, 1920).
1942-1943: Asesinatos masivos, 29.000 judíos, en el campo de concentración de Sobibor (Polonia).
1977: Localizado e identificado en Cleveland (EEUU).
1986: Extraditado y condenado a muerte en Israel. La sentencia fue revocada por dudas sobre su identidad.
2005: La justicia de EEUU determina que había sido el guardián del campo de Sobibor.
Mayo de 2009: Deportado a Alemania, detenido en la cárcel de Stadelheim, para ser juzgado.