- HISTORIC PRINT REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1950 Vintage Los Angeles Poster Print. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order posters are made in the USA and each print is inspected for quality. This historic print is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage prints look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality vintage travel poster print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use high-end printing equipment with professional quality paper and ink. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays images beautifully.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1950 Vintage California Poster Print. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic print and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This unframed print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our prints are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each print is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid envelope/tube. The Historic Prints logo watermark will not appear in the print.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old posters have tears, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance vintage posters while keeping its historical character. All our prints are proudly made in the USA. Looking for a specific print size? Please contact us. Customers all over the world love our vintage prints and we know you will too.
Produced in the early years of the post-war period, this Transworld Airlines (TWA) poster features iconic imagery of the city's historic Spanish Catholic Missions as well as the natural features associated with Los Angeles. By 1950 TWA had transformed air travel, and advances made to aviation technology during World War II allowed increased access to international flights with modern amenities for business or pleasure travelers. Howard Hughes took control of TWA in 1939 and would remain in charge until 1960, when he left the company to focus on development projects in Las Vegas. TWA brought on celebrated American commercial artist David Klein who worked on Broadway productions prior to creating posters for TWA during the so-called jet age.
Los Angeles had become the commercial, financial, and cultural center of Southern California and, by the 1950s, had become a hub for aerospace companies that were making significant advances. Klein's work influenced graphic design for decades, and he remains an enduring figure in the form with his Fly TWA campaign poster being featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His work is immediately recognizable and transports the viewer back in time, creating a bond between the past and present.
After the end of World War II, Los Angeles experienced its most considerable population growth as the nation enjoyed significant prosperity. This was spurred by the development of large suburban communities that offered housing for GIs returning from World War II that were starting families and found jobs in LA.