Vintage Travel Posters (502 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)

Vintage Travel Posters (502 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)

$129.95
During the late 1800s until about 1950 travel posters, print ads, and brochures were the most common way for travel companies...
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  • Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, 500+ Pieces, Collage, Contemporary, Irregular Edge, Level 3, Modern, New Arrivals, Puzzles For Her, Puzzles For Him, Summer, Travel
  • Type: 500+ Piece Puzzle

During the late 1800s until about 1950 travel posters, print ads, and brochures were the most common way for travel companies to reach their customers. With their brilliant colors and the ability to create a sense of adventure and exploration, they enticed people to book trips by train, plane, and boat, around the world and locally.

Travel posters not only advertised travel destinations, they were used by hotels, airlines, railroads and tourism companies to graphically represent themselves to the public. Many of them were considered works of art and ranged in style from art nouveau to mid-century modern. 

The majority of the posters advertised airline and rail travel. For rail travel, most of the posters were commissioned by the rail lines themselves using popular artists of the day. They were produced in standard sizes as they were designed to fit in a frame at the railway station and the local trainmaster just switched them out whenever new ones came in. The posters typically featured city and resort destinations, as well as weekend getaways, all within an easy train ride from home.

Then came the era of affordable, intercontinental air travel. This began after World War II and offered travelers a lot more opportunities and places within easy reach. This was a boom time for travel posters, and they could be found everywhere.

This lovely collage shows a selection of posters from several different era's, all colorfully promoting their respective destinations to interested travelers.

The perfect gift for travel buffs, and wooden jigsaw puzzlers, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many travel-themed shaped whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the subject of the image and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together. 

  • Includes a Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
  • Number of Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces: 502
  • Irregular Edge for a Little Extra Challenge
  • Artist: © Nautilus Puzzles
  • Completed Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Size: 18.5" X 13.5"
  • Serial #: NP21-502-410
  • Wood Thickness: 4mm
  • Cut Style: Modern
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Made in the USA