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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 suggestions.

  • 2011: Also, please see my Flickr Photostream. I have been posting many items there as well as items that are not from the 1930s.

  • The 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.

  • Airline Timetable Images - Björn Larsson's amazing website devoted to the collecting of airline timetables. Many, many beautiful images.

  • Maritime Timetable Images - Björn Larsson's other amazing website devoted to maritime timetables (sailing lists). Also, many, many beautiful images.

  • Hotel Luggage Labels - by Joao-Manuel Mimoso. A fantastic and beautiful website filled with text and graphics about luggage labels with an interesting section on Richter & Co. of Naples. Joao-Manuel also has a great page on the luggage labels of Erik Nitsche for the company Hotel Transatlantique here.

  • 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 iPad, too!
  • "Epoche 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 Germany section and which were published by the Deutschen Reiseverkher, Berlin (of which there are many on my website).

  • things 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 weblog, photography galleries, special projects, searchable 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 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.

  • Hotel Luggage Labels. A wonderful website on hotel luggage labels with lots of graphics and history.

  • The Swiss artist Arnold Brügger. 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 located here.


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