I’m fascinated by the history of tourism which I touch upon occasionally here at Ellie & Co. So far, we’ve uncovered this nostalgic travel magazine, enjoyed swooning over 1960s aeroplane interiors, explored vintage caravan brochures, remembered the art of the hotel luggage label and airline luggage label, learned what it took to become a stewardess in the 1960s, travelled to Beirut in the 1960s, Brighton in the 1950s and gone camping in the 1970s. Sheesh. That’s a lot of time travelling. Today, I’m diving into a collection of old-school travel posters I found for sale in this Etsy shop.

Original vintage tourism posters

There’s something so appealing about tourism posters, how they connect, draw us in and stop us in our tracks. Nowadays, we can’t get enough of them. A few years ago, Christie’s sold its highest-grossing travel poster in history when a Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge lithograph went for £314,500, double the original estimate! These ones on Etsy aren’t so expensive, starting at £190 but still hitting £8,500!

If you’re tempted, double clicking each picture will take you to its Etsy page. Bon voyage!

See the whole collection on Etsy here

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