Bygone Days of Travel
I found another really interesting site specializing in the ephemera of travel. This site: Vintage Labels: The Lost Art of Travel is chock full of examples of the travel labels that you used to get for your luggage when travelling by Air, Ship, and Rail.
The site dissects the label and the communication responsibilities for the label as well as discussing a brief history of travel. The galleries collection is the meat of the site and features hundreds of vintage labels from all countries. You can browse thumnbails by different categories and countries as well as see the labels at full size.
Each label is a mini poster with interesting fonts and illustrations. This is a great collection - especially for the style and typography of the times. I look forward to the site owner's additions to the collection.Posted by erin at 12:12 PM | in History