In the early part of the 20th century, railway companies would hang posters in rail stations to promote new destinations.
And when commercial aviation took off, airlines took note and started advertising in the same way. They would hire artists to create beautiful, bold illustrations of exotic destinations around the globe that were only reachable by air travel.
Of course, back then, using these posters for home décor wasn’t popular if it was done at all. Only recently have we come to appreciate their artistic value.
While purchasing an original would require careful research into its authenticity — and may set you back a few hundred (or even thousand) dollars — you can purchase a reproduction for a fraction of the price on Etsy. Here are the coolest vintage-inspired posters we could find there, most of which are available in multiple sizes.