AOA to USA (American Airlines) AOA to USA (American Airlines) Travel Advertising Poster


Genre: Travel
Year Printed: 1948
Size: 24 x 38 1/8
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original vintage poster: AOA to USA. American Overseas Airlines. Year: 1948. Artists: LEWITT-HIM (Jan Lewitt, 1907-1991; George Him, 1900-1982). Printer: Royle and Son, England Conservaton linen backed and in very good condition. Towards the middle of World War II, the American Export shipping company purchased an airline and obtained permission to operate it across the Atlantic. Using Vought-Sikorsky “flying boats”—the only craft able to make nonstop transatlantic flights at the time—they performed major military service until the war ended, and then became the first airline to operate transatlantic commercial flights. It was quickly snapped up for a substantial sum by American Airlines and renamed American Overseas Airlines. Beloved by buffs for its progressive organization (it was the first to operate the two-story Stratocruiser) Original vintage poster: AOA was, with TWA and Pan Am, one of only three lines operating across the Atlantic after the war. This poster, with its crisp, colorful, and iconoclastic graphics, make it crystal clear that AOA was the superior choice for transoceanic airborne travel. Reference: Ref: PAI-XLI, 361 (var) The emblem along the bottom becomes the seal for American Airlines and used on their future posters. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is professional acid-free conservation mounted and in very good condition. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. The Vintage Poster has been working with collectors around the world helping them with their original vintage poster collections. Our posters come with a . We stand behind the description and condition of the vintage posters shown on the website. The Vintage Poster is an IVPDA certified vintage poster dealer. Available online to you 24/7. We are glad to assist you. Our current inventory is online and is updated frequently. To purchase, simply add the item(s) to your cart and check out. They will be delivered to your door. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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