These are links
that are related to my own passion for travel ephemera as well as other websites
of interest. Please feel free to email me
2011: Also, please see
Flickr Photostream. I have been posting many items there as well as items
that are not from the 1930s.
Wolfsonian-Florida International University, a museum and research center in
Miami, Florida, focusing on how decorative arts, material culture, and design
help shape people's interpretation of the world. One of the best
institutions for the graphic design showcased on my website. Highly recommended.
The Ephemera Society
of America - The a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to encourage the
preservation and study of paper ephemera, to further the special interests of
ephemerists, and to serve as a link among collectors, dealers, and scholars.
With links to fellow ephemera societies around the world.
Timetable Images - Björn Larsson's amazing website devoted to the collecting
of airline timetables. Many, many beautiful images.
Images - Björn Larsson's other amazing website devoted to maritime
timetables (sailing lists). Also, many, many beautiful images.
Luggage Labels - by Joao-Manuel Mimoso. A fantastic and beautiful website
filled with text and graphics about luggage labels with an interesting section
Richter & Co. of Naples. Joao-Manuel also has a great page on the
luggage labels of Erik Nitsche for the company Hotel Transatlantique
retours - a wonderful digital magazine on railway history, design and
photography by Arjan den Boer. "A monthly magazine for web and tablet on the
intersection between railway history, design and photography. retours is
definitely not only for train fanatics, but for anyone with an interest in
history and applied arts. Topics include railway posters, station
architecture and travel photography." Highly recommended. optimized for the
II" - a website dedicated to the "Deutsche Reichsbahn" (German
National Railway), its history and technology from the period 1919 to 1945
by Thomas Nosske.
Thomas Nosske also has a huge section
on his website titled
"Vom Reisen mit der Eisenbahn" ("Travel with the Railway") that is a amazing
and large archive of material about traveling in Germany published by the
Deutsche Reichsbahn" (German National Railway). Thomas has many scans of
brochures that are part of the series in my
section and which were published by the Deutschen Reiseverkher, Berlin (of which
there are many on my website).
magazine - "was originally founded in 1994 by a group of writers and
historians based at the Victoria
& Albert Museum/Royal
College of Art in the belief that objects can open up new ways of
understanding the world. Now an independent magazine, things has built a
reputation as a home for new writing – essays, reviews, short stories and poems
– about objects and their meanings. The website contains a
archives and the occasional on-line only article."
amassblog - a blog on the
collections of JP Williams
Swann Galleries - Swann Galleries
was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in Rare Books. Today it is
the largest specialist rare book auctioneers in the world, and its business has
expanded to encompass the Visual Arts (which we love!). Swann has separate
departments for Photographs, Posters and Prints and Drawings in addition to the
original Books, Maps and Atlases, and Autographs departments. And my friend
Nicholas Lowry is the Director of
Posters. And their
online catalogues are wonderful for browsing (or buying). Check out the
archives for more beautiful images.
Rene Wanner's Poster Page
- "One of the first pages on posters on the internet, this site has been running
continuously since August 21, 1997, and under its own domain name
www.posterpage.ch since August 5, 2000.
The page was initially planned to show posters from my own collection to the
public, but the site quickly transformed into an international newsletter that
is read by graphic designers, students, museum people, poster dealers and fellow
collectors in 90 countries, and reports on all kinds of poster activities that
come to my attention."
Rennies - Specialists in
British art & design of the 20C - " We're interested in all the things artists
have made that aren't painting, drawing and sculpture. The willingness of
artists to create new kinds of work has its origins in the avant-gardist desire
to escape the bourgeois values of salon painting and to engage with audiences
beyond the gallery. Coincidentally the 1920s and 30s was a period during which
different forms of modernism emerged in consequence to the political and social
upheavals of WW1. The character of English modernism depends as much on the
landscapes of garden and seaside as on the vistas of the metropolis. It's
distinguished by a modest, low-key scale that finds expression in the beach hut,
garden shed and artist's studio. It's a comfy modernism."
Auto-Mobilier - Website
in French on automobile graphics - "Portail pour les collectionneurs et
passionnés d'objets automobiles, routiers ou de stations service."
Imperial Airways - A wonderful website by Neil Farley on the history,
aircraft, advertisements and much more for Imperial Airways - 2011 Update: The
site appears to be gone.
Moscow Metro. A fascinating
website on the Moscow Metro (in Russian) by Artemy Lebedev.
Luggage Labels. A wonderful website on hotel luggage labels with lots of
graphics and history.
The Swiss artist
He was a painter who also created some beautiful travel brochures, a few of
which are on my website. The travel brochures on the Arnold Brügger webiste are