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Offline Maik

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Old travel posters
« on: Sunday, 21 February, 2016 @ 02:38:07 »
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Dream Of Visiting Greece Through The Ages With These Vintage Posters
The country's official tourism ads are works of art.

Greece has caught the imagination of travelers, artists and writers throughout history, but it was at the beginning of the 20th century that people’s fascination with the European country became a trend and it became a popular destination for vacations.

The Greek National Tourism Organization was founded in 1929, as part of the first organized effort to promote Greece as a destination for international travelers. One of the assets the organization resorted to were posters, the main promotional medium of the era.

Colorful images of Greek landscapes, historical monuments, lush nature and the wonders of everyday life were leveraged to entice international travelers.

The catalogues of posters of each decade from 1929 to 2009 can be downloaded from the official website here.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/greece-tourism-posters-historic_us_56c78e75e4b041136f170118


 

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Re: Old travel posters
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Offline TonyKath

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 @ 19:50:10 »
A few different ones here: Ten Vintage Posters that Helped to Promote Tourism in Greece
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Lovely! Could almost make you want to go there!  ;)

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Re: Old travel posters
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 @ 19:56:49 »
A few different ones here: Ten Vintage Posters that Helped to Promote Tourism in Greece

Great posters.
Though a poster for Mykonos would be a bit different now!! The lady might be carrying a large bottle of prosecco or champers!!