The Art of Travel

Vintage Travel Posters

The golden age of travel posters from the 1920s and 1930s represent a colorful record of the great sporting destinations around the world. During the early part of the 20th century, improved transportation, leisure time and rising affluence made travel to faraway places more than just a dream. And from Cruden Bay to Lake Como, from the Canadian Rockies to the Swiss Alps, golf was part of the allure. The following selection—some of which were recently sold at auction by Swann Galleries in New York while others are available in reprint from art.com—highlight the golden age of travel posters. They are a colorful record of how chic destinations from around the world sought to attract sporting travelers to their playgrounds.