AIR FRANCE SUPER CONSTELLATION Travel Advertising Poster
|Size:||24" X 38"|
|Country of Poster:||Unknown|
|Additional Information:||Original poster: AIR FRANCE SUPER CONSTELLATION; artist: Lucien Boucher. Printer Perceval. Archival linen backed in very good condition; ready to frame. Rare original Air France authentic travel poster. Rare Air France poster by Lucien Boucher (not signed) printed in 1952, showing the Lockheed Super constellation L-1049-C aircraft. The poster does have restored boarders and profession repaired tears or creases along the top of the poster that keeps this poster from being classified as mint or perfect. This original Air France poster recalls the days of air travel (think: the 1960s) airline posters were an art form, conjuring up faraway destinations with elegant drawings and witty type treatments. Today, these vintage flyers provide a window into a bygone era, one that was less corporate and more eccentric with fiercely proud national airlines. ORIGINAL Vintage poster published by AIR FRANCE showing the SUPER CONSTELLATION LOCKHEED L-1049. In the background a richly illustrated map of the world. The artist chose different icons and characteristics that represent peoples, plants, animals, and landmarks of the different countries and continents. Many cartographic symbols as well. The Lockheed Constellation (affectionately nicknamed "Connie" by airline buffs) was a propeller-driven airliner powered by four 18-cylinder radial Wright R-3350 engines. It was built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, facility. A total of 856 aircraft were produced in numerous models, all distinguished by a triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage. The Constellation was used as a civilian airliner and as a U.S. military air transport, seeing service in the Berlin Airlift. It was the presidential aircraft for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.|
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