Image description: This 1969 poster from Continental Airlines promoted travel to Hawaii. In the mid 1900s, airline advertisements encouraged travelers to visit exotic destinations.
The National Air and Space Museum has a collection of more than 1,300 posters that focus on advertising for aviation-related products and activities. View more posters in the Fly Now online exhibit.
Image from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Image description: This poster from the Work Projects Administration says, “John is not really dull - he may only need his eyes examined.” Posters like this were produced between 1936 to 1943 and designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs in seventeen states and the District of Columbia.
Image from the Library of Congress’ Work Projects Administration Poster Collection