Travel Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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Alaska
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for the beautiful Alaska. There are two photos of this area, which was not yet a state, one from a ship looking at the icy coast and the other of a couple of hikers looking at a lake high among the mountains. The ad headline calls this the "Colorful interlude in nearby Alaska".
February 1941
National Geographic
1
$8.00
View Travel 23

American West
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the Union Pacific Railroad. The ad mentions trips to "7 Scenic Regions": the So. Utah-Arizona National Parks, Yellowstone-Grand Teton, Colorado Mountain Parks, California, Sun Valley, Dude Ranches and the Pacific Northwest & Alaska. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 21, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Railroad / Travel

Bermuda
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for travel to this warm and friendly island. The ad has four photos of people golfing, sitting, sightseeing and enjoying the beach. The ad headline tells us that "Bermuda, Her charm and grace are made of many things".
Marcj 1959
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 16

Bermuda
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a large photo of a couple on small motorcycles going down a colorful roadway and a smaller photo of a couple in bathing suits on the beach. The ad headline says that "In Bermuda, one of our most valued traditions is value received." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1984
Life magazine
1
$7.00
View Travel 4

Bird Key
Full color 10" x 13" ad for this Tropic Isle in Sarasota Bay, Florida. There are several pictures that give the readers an idea of this project of the Arvida Realty Co.. There is a picture of the waterfront, but the caption admits that this picture was NOT taken on Bird Key, an artist's drawing of the proposed Bird Key Yacht Club and another picture that shows a model of Bird Key. The text talks about some of the features of this resort, talks about what it is close to and gives a price range of lots going from $9,000 to $32,000. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 1960
Holiday
1
$7.50
View Travel 36

Britain
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the historical sights that can be seen when you "Come to Britain". The larges scene on the ad is a drawing of a couple who are receiving a sprig of white heather. The headline explains that "An old Scots shepherd gave it to us...way up in the Highlands" and the text continues on with the story that shows the magic that people find when they "Come to Britain". There are other drawings of places to go and the ad mentions trying to go there in May, April or glorious September to avoid the busy tourist seasons.
February 1949
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Travel 44

Britain
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad that tries to convince you how affordable it would be to go to Britain and "come back with a wealth of memories and treasure". The ad has a photo of a couple starting up the short stairway to one of the old hostelries in ancient Rye and shows a lunch menu where a meal can be had for 84 cents.
October 1954
National Geographic
1
$8.00
View Travel 19

Britain
Full color 10" x 14" ad for the wonders of Britain at night. There is a large of Mount Orgueil Castle in Jersey, one of the four Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark) and the ad will try and explain "How to fall in love with Britain - after dark". The text explains that not all of the magic of Britain is to be found in London or other large cities, but can also be found in the small town and countryside of historical importance.
March 1960
Holiday
1
$7.50
View Travel 38

Canada
Black and white 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad that is trying to make the best of a bad time. This advertisement, from before the U.S. entered World War II, claims that "Canada at War is still the Greatest Playground in the World. 14 Million Americans say so!". The ad makes statement like "It is just as easy to return to the United States as it is to enter Canada" and "Your Canadian vacation will do double duty" explaining that money spent in Canada will help them repay the U.S. for war supplies that Canada is buying.
April 1941
National Geographic
1
$8.00
View Travel 22

Canada
Black and white 4 3/4" x 12 1/2" ad for travel to Canada. The ad has several photos of the wide open spaces of this country and a headline that reminds us that "There's room to relax in uncrowded Canada". This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 21, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Travel 7

Canada
Full color 9" x 12" ad meant to encourage you to visit Canada. The ad has a small photo of a group of people at Borden Ferry Summerside and a larger photo of a couple lying on a beach waving to a boat that is driving by. The ad headline tempts you to "Laze by a lake in uncrowded Canada and let the world go by." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 1957
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$7.50
View Travel 8

Canada
Full color 8 3/4" x 11 3/4" ad with five different photos of things to do and places to go in Canada. The ad headline calls a visit to Canada "...the foreign vacation for all the family!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 1958
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$7.50
View Travel 11

Canada
Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for a Vacation Package to this neighbor of America. The headline introduces "Canada...the wonderful world at your doorstep" and has a large picture of a smiling little boy playing in the sand at a beach while his mother walks in the water and a smaller picture of a family camping out. This ad includes a coupon for information from the Canadian Government.
March 1959
Good Housekeeping
1
$7.50
View Travel 34

Canada
6 1/4" x - 1/2" ad with a coupon that will get you a Free! Canadian Vacation Package. The ad has a photo of a family having a picnic on large rocks next to a peaceful stream and another photo that shows an overhead view of one of their cities with tall, period buildings.
March 1959
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 17

Canada
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad has several photos of the views you would see if you were to drive along the Trans-Canada Highway. The ad headline tells you that "The Trans-Canada Highway beckons you across a nation. Canada...the wonderful world at your doorstep!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 7, 1960
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Travel 29

Canada
Full color 10" x 14" ad for the variety of things you can travel to see in Canada. There are 16 various photos of outdoor locations, land and water, that can be your destination once you cross the border. The text says that "A summer of adventure, discovery and pleasure awaits you in Canada" so they hadn't gotten around to hawking the winter activities.
June 5, 1962
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Travel 40

Canada
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for Summer in Canada. The ad has photos of people enjoying summer in Canada with a headline reminding you "Don't bring your fur coat to Canada this summer. Someone mught shoot it."
May 1968
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 28

Canada
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for the Summer Events of Canada. The ad has photos of Indians, climbing poles, plays, tuba playing Mounties, bike racing and items left over from expo '67. The ad headline claims this is "How we keep you coming back for more."
June 1968
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 25

Canada
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad with a photo of a small street with stone houses and a castle visible on a hill in the background. The ad headline asks you to "Visit our surprising cities" and has a coupon to mail for information. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 26, 1971
Life magazine
1
$7.00
View Travel 1

Colorado
Full color 4 1/2" x 12" ad that asks you to visit Colorado. America's Vacation Paradise!". The ad has a very scenic photo of a group of people standing by a small lake with the beautiful mountains in the background. This ad is actually paid for by the Burlington Route Railroad. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 1963
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$7.50
View Travel 10

expo 67
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the International Exposition that took place in Montreal, Canada. The ad discusses the activities, transportation and the tickets. The ad headline describes it as "No exposition like it in this century. expo 67". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 20, 1966
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Travel 2

Florida
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad with six photos of activities that can be enjoyed when you visit Florida. The ad headline assures you that the "Best place to play best is any place in Florida". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 1958
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$7.50
View Travel 12

Florida
Full color 4 3/4" x 12" ad with a photo of a wind-blown beach where a mother is using a towel to dry off her young son who seems to have lost his bathing suit. The ad headline claims that "All us kids love Florida in the good old summer budget vacation time!". This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 1962
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$7.50
View Travel 9

Fort Lauderdale
Full color 7 1/4" x 10 3/4" ad for this popular spot in Florida that has activities for both daytime and nighttime. There is a picture of a couple sitting down for an evening dinner at the restaurant in their hotel with their table overlooking the pool. The headline claims that "The fun never sets in Fort Lauderdale" and the text is filled with an assortment of things to keep you busy.
March 1960
Holiday
1
$7.50
View Travel 37

Germany
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that urges you to use Lufthansa airline to travel to Germany. There is a photo of an attractive, buxom young waitress bringing a large mug of beer to a customer and the headline says that when you travel to Germany "You're as likely to see a Munich girl in an old-fashioned dirndl dress as a mini-skirt. Any objections?". The text explains what the dirndl is and lists several other attractions that can be seen and enjoyed when you travel to Munich. The ad also includes small pictures of The Moselle and one of the many famous Clocks that grace the streets of Munich.
April 19, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Aviation / Germany

Hawaii
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for the Matson Cruise Ship Line. The ad has a photo of a young girl sitting in a native boat that is still onshore and she is playing like she is paddling. The ad headline reminds us that "It's such fun to be in Hawaii".
January 1941
National Geographic
1
$8.00
View Cruise / Travel

Ireland
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has an overhead photo of a white house that has been placed in the middle of a beautiful green landscape. The ad headline warns "Oh, how this unspoiled land will spoil you". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1984
Life magazine
1
$7.00
View Travel 3

Israel
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad has a photo of a robed man leaning against one of the columns of a church with very high ceilings and spartan pews. The ad headline claims that "Richard the Lionhearted thought this was a quaint old church.".
November 1963
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 20

Italy
Black and white 9" x 13 1/2" ad with Reasons and Ways to visit Italy. There is a picture of a Roman Forum with a weathered statue with the head missing in fromt of it. Speaking of Italy it ways that "The Land of Hospitality invites you" and the text gives different routes to arrive in Rome. It gives the rate of exchange as being 100 Lire for $4.91 and mentions Hotel and Gasoline Coupons along with 50 to 70% Railroad Reductions.
February 1937
Town & Country
1
$8.00
View Travel 49

Louisiana
Full color 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" ad for the Mardi Gras. The ad has eight small photos of people enjoying what has been called "the biggest free show on earth". The ad describes what is seen in each of these pictures.
January 1966
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 32

Malaya
Black and white 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for travel to this Southeast Asia country, without joining the army. The ad contains a photo of buildings along a city street and a drawing of life and some of the native activities. The ad headline says "Selamat datang" which it translates as being an expression for welcoming a friend.
November 1963
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 21

Manitoba
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for Travel to this Canadian Province. The ad has a photo of a group of people sitting on horses in the middle of a Big Country Prairie. The ad headline introduces "CareFree Manitoba!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 12, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Travel 31

Manitoba
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for the beauty of this province of Canada. The ad has a photo of some wetlands that you can just smell the fish swimming through. The ad headline claims that you get this "...and all the comforts of home".
June 1968
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 27

Mexico
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for the land of the 1968 Olympics. The ad has three photos of the scenery and of the people enjoying it and a drawing of a hurdler in a race. The ad headline claims by visiting you will fall "Head over Heels for Mexico".
June 1968
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 26

Miami
Three color 5" x 12 1/2" ad for this city, both as a place to visit and a placce to live. There is a drawing of a family of four standing together in front of a group of palm trees with a relaxed look on their face and the headline says "Come along with Miami for a week...or a lifetime!". The text gives a general sentence about the vacation opportunities and goes into mentioning "Abounding opportunities of a young, aggressive metropolis are opening up a brighter, happier way of life for thousands of new permanent residents".
February 1949
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Travel 43

Nassau & the Bahama Islands
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that tries to entice you to come with a little bit of name-dropping. The ad has two pictures of the local scenery, the bottom picture shows a group of people skin-diving with a powered undersea boat that looks familiar and the top picture is a peaceful view of the waterline with two and three story buildings crowding the shore and the boats docked there. The headline grabs your attention with the claim "James Bond slept here" and the text tells us that the movie Thunderball was shot in Nassau.
April 19, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Travel 48

New Mexico
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for the wonderful things you would see if you were to visit New Mexico. The ad has several photos of Carlsbad Cavern, Elephant Butte Lake and the Indian Cliff Dwellings which still look the same and other photos of the Indians performing, chili peppers drying and picnic and camp grounds. The ad headline tempts you with the statment "Want a different vacation? Come to big, high, cool, unspoiled New Mexico - the fabulous Land of Enchantment!"
July 1953
National Geographic
1
$8.00
View Travel 15

New Orleans
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad for The World's Fair in New Orleans. The ad has a close-up photo of a happy person that is probably left over from Mardi Gras. The ad headline says "Just once in a lifetime". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1984
Life magazine
1
$7.00
View Travel 5

New York State
Black and white 10" x 14" ad for the variety of sights you will see when you travel through New York State. There is a picture of the top of The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity near Jordanville, New York and the headline asks is this "Russia?" and replies "No...New York State". The text lists many other places to visit that are in stark contrast to this church and has a coupon that can be filled out, clipped and mailed to the New York State Department of Commerce to get information coming your way. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 1960
Holiday
0
$7.50
View Travel 35

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New York State
Black and white 9 3/4" x 13" ad for the wonders of New York State. Thd ad has a photo of a lady in a bathing suit and a towel wrapped around her head as she stands at a clean, large beach. The ad headline asks is this the "Riviera? No...New York State". The ad also mentions other attractions that can be visited throughout the state. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 7, 1960
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Travel 30

Ontario
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a photo of a sidewalk cafe scene that has tables filled with people eating while surrounded by old and new buildings. The ad headline calls this "Vintage Vantage". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1984
Life magazine
1
$7.00
View Travel 6

Oregon
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for the fact that this state has so much to see that they promise, "You'll Remember Oregon". There ara a variety of pictures that show what you have to look forward to. There is a picture of a crowd at a resort that is on the Oregon Coast, a couple standing and looking at Scott Lake with the Three Sisters Peaks in the background, a valley in Southeastern Oregon that is rich for grazing cattle, a man looking at the "inspiring Pacific Northwest vista" and the last picture is of people enjoying the "perpetual snow on massive mountain ranges".
February 1949
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Travel 41

Oregon
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad with two photos of the scenery you would be seeing if you had visited Oregon in 1955. There is a peaceful view of the sun setting on the Pacific Ocean and another of several people sitting next to a river as a canoe slowly moves along. The ad headline promises that "You'll remember Oregon".
February 1955
National Geographic
1
$8.00
View Travel 13

Pacific Northwest
Full color 10" x 14" ad for the Pacific Northwest which for this ad, includes the United States and Canada. The headline urges you to "See the exciting Pacific Northwest! Enjoy the best of both countries on a two-nation vacation" and has pictures of a couple standing and overlooking "Oregon's indigo-blue Crater Lake", three people struggling to hold up for visual evidence the huge fish they have caught in Washington and an evening photo of the still waters that nestle up to the buildings of Vancouver, B.C.. The text includes more of the variety of scenes you will be able to see in this unique area and has a coupon to send in to receive booklets.
March 1960
Holiday
1
$7.50
View Travel 39

Paris
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for travel to Paris on TWA. The ad has a photo of a Street Scene in Montmarte, Paris, France that shows people walking along a narrow shop filled street. The ad headline promises that "You'll always remember Paris with it's captivating charms".
August 1952
National Geographic
1
$8.00
View Paris Travel / Aviation

San Francisco
Black and white 5" x 11 1/4" ad to encourage travelers to enjoy "Summer in the California that's centered by San Francisco". The ad has a picture of "Carmel Mission - at Carmel - By - The - Sea" and a drawing of a car driving through a cutout redwood tree. The ad mentions many other places of interest and talks about the many different ways to get to California.
March 1930
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$8.00
View Travel 33

San Francisco
Black and white 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad with a panoramic picture of a couple standing next to their parked car and looking at "San Francisco from Twin Peaks". The ad headline claims that "Everyone feels younger on these hills".
February 1941
National Geographic
0
$8.00
View Travel 24

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San Francisco
Black and white 10" x 13 1/2" ad for a few of the many things that could be seen in San Francisco. The headline in the center of the page says that "It happened in San Francisco 1949. Adventures like these" and has pictures of a variety of sights. They show pictures of Alcatraz, Chinatown, yachts, a shop, Gold!, ocean, ferryboat, Joss House, rooftops, bridge, Bay tour, fresh crab, Pagoda, Cable Car, zoo, nets, dancing, a ship, Sun Yat Sen, Fisherman's Wharf, catch, dining and a guidebook. The text describes seeing these places and mentions that if you order the brochure It Happened in San Francisco you will get to see and learn more. The next best thing to going there.
February 1949
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Travel 45

San Francisco
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad put out by Californians Inc.. The ad has three drawings of life and scenes from San Francisco. The ad headline encourages you to "Come to San Francisco this year for inspiring vacation days".
March 1959
National Geographic
0
$7.50
View Travel 18

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Southern California
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for the area that the ad calls "America's 4-Season Vacationland". The headline assures the buying public that "We never close in Southern California so choose any season for your vacation". There are pictures of Southern California in Spring where a couple is looking at flowers, of Summer where a couple has stopped their car in the mountains and is spending a relaxing moment viewing the scenery, of Fall where a couple is lying on the beach in their bathing suits and of Winter where a group is playing golf in their shirt sleeves.
February 1949
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Travel 42

Spain
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that encourages you to visit here by using Pan American Airlines. Shown is a beautiful picture of a castle flanked by mountains that are surrounded by green wooded areas and natural beauty. The headline urge you to "Fly to a glorious vacation in Spain" which can be done "overnight by "Super-T" Clippers." The text gives a general once-over of what you will see then gives more information about the American Plan and the costs for flying over.
December 1958
Holiday
1
$7.50
View
Travel 51

Sun Valley, Idaho
Black and white 2 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that presents an opportunity for a Vacation in Sparkling Sunshine. There is a drawing of an attractive lady with ski poles leaning on her shoulder and the text talks about the day and nighttime activities this area offers and tells you to "Make your reservations early!".
February 1949
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Travel 46

Switzerland
Black and white 4 1/2" x 13" ad that urges you to travel to this wonderful country claiming that it is "Just a few hours away from any continental city". There is a picture of a town in a valley with picturesque mountains in the background and the text calls Switzerland "the most wonderful country in the contemporary world". It talks about, with the devaluation of the Franc, the dollar now buys 42% more in Switzerland and mentions the Swiss Federal Railroads as being the official information bureau of Switzerland.
February 1937
Town & Country
1
$8.00
View Travel 50

Texas
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for travel to the great state of Texas. The ad has a photo of a moonlit night in a cabin overlooking Lake Travis in Texas Hill Country. The ad contains a coupon that could be sent to the Texas Tourist Development Agancy for information.
November 1968
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Travel 14

Wyoming
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for travel to this state that has a little bit of everything. The headline says "BIG Wyoming" with, through the letters of the word BIG, a very scenic picture of a still mountain lake surrounded by rugged peaks. Below this is a picture of three young children being enthralled by a man in a cowboy hat who is telling them stories and the smaller headine says that you will get "All this - and Hospitality, too!".
April 5, 1963
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Travel 47










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