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Title:
3 MILLIONEN PASSAGIERE IN JAHR - TWA
Size:
27 7/8" x 40"
Medium:
Lithograph
Price:
$2,100
INV. #:
18211
 
Original TWA antique vintage travel poster: 3 Millionen Passagieres in Jahr. (3 million passangers a year). Archival linen backed. Ready to frame. Very good, fine condition; with about a 1" tear repair in lower right corner. Bright and vibrant with one minor restored flaw in this rare poster. . The image of a large TWA Constellation high above the clouds.

In English the poster read: Across The U.S. And Overseas Fly TWA Trans World Airlines.

TWA airlines travel posters captured the high-class allure of luxury travel in one single enticing image. Their preferred style of design was attention-grabbing, minimal use of text, and focused on high-quality illustrations. TWA’s design legacy endures even after the closure of the airline.

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.

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