An assortment of classic travel posters will be among the offerings at Swann Galleries’ Aug. 3 Vintage Posters auction in New York. The two-session auction features summer resort and beach posters from around the world as well as airline ad posters and other classic international travel posters from the 1950s, 1960s and earlier.
The sale opens with a selection of more than 40 American turn-of-the-century literary posters—which is the largest offering of these works at auction in years. From turn-of-the-century Paris are four posters by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec from the Estate of Mitch Miller.
Rounding out the sale are circus posters, Russian propaganda images, World War I and II posters, and a diverse assortment of vintage images including stylish posters by Lugwig Hohlwein, classic Art Nouveau works by Alphonse Mucha and colorful advertisements for liquor, fashion and film.
The auction is at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Swann Galleries in the Gramercy section of Manhattan, 104 E. 25th St., (212) 254-4710.