Pan Am and the Glamour of Mid-Century Air Travel
November 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
For the past five years, we have seen an incredible surge of interest in the mid-century travel posters. We have sold a lot of these posters, and it got us wondering: why are there so many mid-century airline posters?
The short answer is that the US made huge innovations in aviation technologies during World War II, and, after the war, airlines enhanced the routes. Once there were planes and hubs, it was up to advertising agencies to build the market for international travel. And voila! The posters.
Mad Men got people thinking about ad men, and Pan Am, ABC’s new Sunday night show, is going one step further, bringing to life the glamour of travel by plane in the 1960’s. We have enjoyed watching the show and couldn’t help noticing the many posters they use in their decor. So we decided to pull out our own collection of Pan Am travel posters.
Right now in our Berkeley Showroom we are featuring travel posters for destinations VEP staff have visited and loved. Come take a look and catch the travel bug!
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