Germany Fly TWA Jets (Large) Travel Advertising Poster
|Year Printed:||c. 1960|
|Size:||25" x 40.25"|
|Country of Poster:||Unknown|
|Additional Information:||Original David Klein, Germany Fly TWA Jets (Larger format). Professional acid-free archival linen backing; ready to frame. Very good to excellent condition. The image of this original travel to Germany scene features an old cathedral in the background, wrought iron decorative 'rathauskeller' wine sign. The statue in the center holding the two birds spewing water. During the 1950s and 1960s, David Klein designed and illustrated dozens of posters for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines (TWA). They remain the iconic images of the Jet Set Era. Up, up and away! TWA (Trans World Airlines) was formed in 1924 as Transcontinental & Western Air. The airline's first route was New York to Los Angeles, soon followed by multiple National routes. The airline expanded to serve Europe, the Middle East and Asia after WWII when the company was under the control of Howard Hughes, owner from 1939 until 1961. Hughes was a dominant force in expanding and promoting the routes flown by his company. The economy was vastly improving, and travels through air for business and pleasure increased too. Posters were a key element to promoting this form of travel and TWA. The airline started a decline in the 1970s that ended up in a third bankruptcy that caused their acquisition by American Airlines in 2001. The airline operated in 132 destinations worldwide and had a fleet size of 190. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is professional acid-free conservation mounted, linen backed, and in very good condition. (please note that standard excellent condition allows for very minor handling wear at edges).|
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