Away We Go! Vintage Travel Posters from the Collections of the Boston Public Library
May 13, 2010 - October 17, 2010
Changing Exhibits Room
Central Library, Copley Square

The golden age of travel is brought to colorful life in a new exhibition of vintage travel posters at the Boston Public Library. Away We Go! invites visitors to journey back to the early twentieth century via some of the most beautiful and important vintage travel posters from the BPL's collection.

On display through October 17, the exhibition is organized as an epic trip around the world, starting and ending in Boston. Visitors will journey to twenty-eight hand-picked destinations, on six continents, on a globetrotting route nearly 45,000 miles long. Along the way, extraordinary, eye-catching posters are vivid reminders of the beauty, excitement, and adventure of travel during the 1920s-1950s, when a world of enticing destinations and new modes of transportation beckoned onlookers to journey to distant lands. Visitors will be able to create personal, take-away versions of their own travel posters and can also browse a special, travel-related book section located within the exhibition.

AWAY WE GO! Vintage Travel Posters from the Collections of the Boston Public Library has been made possible through the generous support of the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
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