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Title:
PARIS FLY TWA (S) Constellation
Size:
15.75" X 25"
Medium:
Lithograph
Price:
$849
INV. #:
17397
 
Original smaller format vintage travel poster: PARIS FLY TWA featuring Howard Huge's Constellation aircraft. The image showcasing the Trocadero Statues in the foreground, and the Eiffel Tower in the background. Printed in the 1950s. Professional acid-free archival linen backed; ready to frame. Excellent condition. Grade A. No restoration.

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.

On Feb 5, 1946, this day the 1st regularly scheduled TWA overseas passenger service is launched. LaGuardia to Orly Field- Paris (LGA-YQX-SNN-ORY) Commercial Record (16 hrs. 21 min.).

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