J. Tonelli

Fabre Line - Marseilles
24.25 x 39.5
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Linen backed original vintage travel poster Fabre Line - Marseilles Mediterranean New York poster. The image is set on a deep blue background. A French flag almost in the style of an airplane tail sits resging about the French ship in the middle; The USA flag is resting below the image of the ship. Several seal gulls are flying on the left side of the image.
Printed by B. Sirvien, in Loulouse - Paris.

The last cargo ships, MS Joliette and Frontenac, were sold in 1979 and the house flag of the company was definitively lowered.

By design, travel posters must express, in clear, concise and easily understandable graphic language, who the carrier is, where there destinations are, how they get there, and why you would want to use them. Whether we are talking about the great posters of the French (or Swiss, or Italian) railways from the early 1900's, or the early Canadian Pacific Railway (or airline) posters, or mid-century airline travel posters or shipping posters - like this one for the Fabre Lines - the posters had to grab your attention, and make you want to travel.