Fly the President/Pan American World Airways Airlines Advertising Poster

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Genre: Airlines
Genre 2: Transportation
Artist: Anonymous
Year Printed: 1950
Size: 24.75" x 40"
Country of Poster: US
Printer: Pan American Airlines (publisher)
Restoration Detail: Restored
Condition: Linen Backed
Grade: Good
Condition Detail: This poster has creasing and tears mostly in bottom banner; restored loss in upper right. Grade is based on pre-restoration condition, see image for more details. This poster has been professionally linen backed.
Additional Information: Original color lithographic poster, This 1950s original airline poster entices the viewer to fly PanAm's first class service "The President" on their Boeing Stratocruiser. The poster showcases the opulent dining available in-flight. This double deck aircraft offered 28 upper and lower sleeping units, well appointed dressing rooms as well as a lower level lounge pictured here and accessed via a circular staircase. In its state-of-the-art galley, flight attendants could prepare hot meals for up to 100 people. The plane represented the height of in-air luxury reigning as queen of the skies until 1958 when the jet was introduced to commercial air travel.

Just for fun, the price of a coach ticket from New York to London on PanAm's Stratosphere at the time of this poster was $580 for coach, the equivalent to $5500 in today's dollars; a first class fare was $800, about $7500 today. And remember, there were no points or reward programs to help defer some of the price.

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