Saturday, March 22, 2014

Visit Alaska - Taku Glacier - Vintage Travel Poster

Taku Glacier, Alaska Vintage Travel Poster

Taku Glacier is a tidewater glacier located in Taku Inlet in the U.S. state of Alaska, just southeast of the city of Juneau. Recognized as the deepest and thickest glacier known in the world, the Taku Glacier is measured at 4,845 feet (1,477 m) thick. It is about 58 kilometers (36 mi) long, and is largely within the Tongass National Forest. The glacier was originally named Schultze Glacier in 1883 and the Foster Glacier in 1890, but Taku, the name the local Tlingit natives had for the glacier, eventually stuck. It is nestled in the Coast Mountains and originates in the Juneau Icefield. It is the largest glacier in the ice-field and one of the southernmost tidewater glaciers of the northern hemisphere. Credit: Wikipedia

Halsingborg Sweden - Vintage Travel Poster

Halsingborg Sweden - Vintage Travel Poster

Historic Helsingborg, with its many old buildings, is a scenic coastal city. The buildings are a blend of old-style stone-built churches and a 600 year old medieval fortress (Kärnan) in the city centre, and more modern commercial buildings. The streets vary from wide avenues to small alley-ways. Kullagatan, the main pedestrian shopping street in the city, was the first pedestrian shopping street in Sweden. Credit: Wikipedia

See India Vintage Travel Poster

See India

Darjeeling "At A Lama Dance"
Vintage Travel Poster

Vintage Switzerland Cross Country Skiing Poster

Vintage Switzerland Cross Country Skiing Poster

Ski Austria Vintage Skiing Poster

Ski Austria Vintage Skiing Poster

Ski Colorado - Vintage Skiing Poster

Ski Colorado a colorful vintage Skiing Poster.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Downhill Skiing Vintage Travel Posters

Ski Notchland Crawford Notch - Vintage Skiing Poster

Vintage Nursing Poster - France 1917

Vintage Nursing Poster - France

Nurse and Children - Vintage Health Posters
Nurse and Children - Vintage Health Posters by TimeArchive

Achetez le timbre antituberculeux. A nurse watching children playing outdoors. Translation of title: Buy the tuberculosis stamp. Created/Published in Paris, France, 1917. World War 1 propaganda poster.

1933 Chicago World's Fair - Vintage Poster

1933 Chicago World's Fair - Vintage Poster

Chicago - Vintage Travel Posters
Chicago - Vintage Travel Posters by TimeArchive

First a little history on World's Fair / Expo ... 
The best-known 'first World Expo' was held in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, in 1851, under the title "Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations". The Great Exhibition, as it is often called, was an idea of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, and is usually considered as the first international exhibition of manufactured products. It influenced the development of several aspects of society, including art-and-design education, international trade and relations, and tourism.

Now history about  the Chicago World's Fair, "1833 A Century of Progress 1933" ...
Century of Progress International Exposition was the name of a World's Fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was "technological innovation". The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms"; its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other. The fair buildings were of multi-colors, to create a "Rainbow City" as opposed to the "White City" of the World's Columbian Exposition. The buildings generally followed Moderne architecture in contrast to the neoclassical themes used at the 1893 fair. One famous feature of the fair were the performances of fan dancer Sally Rand. Other popular exhibits were the various auto manufacturers, the Midway (filled with nightclubs such as the Old Morocco, where future stars Judy Garland, The Cook Family Singers, and The Andrews Sisters performed), and a re-creation of important scenes from Chicago's history.

I want to go to a World's Fair, when and where is the next Expo?
Expo 2015 will be held in Milan, Italy.

Edited excerpts from Wikipedia.

Woman Reading in the Library - Vintage Poster

Woman Reading in the Library - Vintage Poster 

Woman Reading a Book Posters
Woman Reading a Book Posters by TimeArchive

This is a new addition of our vintage poster collection, it is available in huge sizes for big room wall decor.  Striking colors and a timeless subject, reading a book, "high-touch" comfort for our modern technology lifestyles.  I think this print will be popular with book lovers, life-long readers, teachers, librarians, scholars, writers and our daughter who checked out arm loads of books at the local library on Saturdays.  

This print / poster is available by following the links above to our Time Archive shop at Zazzle.  Hope you like this print.

Monaco Monte Carlo - Vintage Travel Posters

Monaco Monte Carlo - Vintage Travel Posters

Monte Carlo, translates into "Mount Charles", is situated at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. Near the western end of the quarter is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling center which has made Monte Carlo into the elegant version of Las Vegas.

By the 1850s Monaco’s reigning family was almost bankrupt (oops!); this was a result of the loss of two towns, Menton and Roquebrune, which had provided most of the principality’s revenues with their lemon, orange and olive crops (the royals don't like to pick fruit). At the time, a number of small towns in Europe were growing prosperous from the establishment of casinos, notably in German towns such as Baden-Baden and Homburg. In 1856 Charles III of Monaco granted a concession to Napoleon Langlois and Albert Aubert to establish a sea-bathing facility for the treatment of various diseases, and to build a German-style casino in Monaco, and the rest is just history.
Many thanks to Wikipedia for the quick history lesson.

Cattolica Italy - Vintage Travel Poster

New just published ... Cattolica Italy - Vintage Travel Poster

Cattolica is a small town in Italy with a rich history, Archaeological excavations show that the area was already settled in Roman times. Early on Cattolica became a popular resting place for pilgrims who traveled the Bologna-Ancona-Rome route, on their way to the sanctuary of Loreto or to St. Peter's in Rome to worship. Growing more and more in popularity, in the 1500s it had more than twenty taverns and inns. In second half of the 19th century the fishing industry became relevant to the economy of the town. One of the first famous visitors to Cattolica's beach was Lucien Bonaparte, brother of the French Emperor, who preferred it to the noisy Rimini, in 1823. The town became an independent commune in 1896. After the end of World War I the tourism industry became predominant, this poster was an advertisement promoting tourism and travel to Cattolica.

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