1950’s

David Klein (1918-2005)

25 x 40″ (63 x 101cm)

Linen backed, good condition 

This original vintage travel poster shows a Lockheed Constellation flying over St Mark’s Square in Venice and is illustrated by David Klein, who produced some of the most iconic travel posters of the post-war era.

Trans World Airlines was one of America’s major airlines. Howard Hughes joined TWA in 1939 and had a controlling interest by 1944. He is credited as the driving force behind the Lockheed Constellation, personally financing the acquisition of 40 planes for TWA. These allowed the company to pioneer a non-stop transcontinental service in the 1940’s and 1950’s.