Winter Holidays by Rail to Central Australia. Vintage Travel Poster by Percy Trompf. c1959

Product code: XS-591

Product information

A Commonwealth Railways poster produced c1959 to promote ‘Winter Holidays by Rail to Central Australia.’ It encourages tourists to ‘See the Heart of the Continent’ and shows a train passing through a valley with three camels in the foreground. This is viewed through a heart shaped vignette and has a small map in bottom corner naming various destinations such as Alice Springs, Oodnadatta, Lake Eyre, Marree, Port Augusta, Port Pirie Junction and Adelaide. The artist Percy Trompf (1902-1964) was born in Victoria, Australia and began his commercial artistic career designing confectionery packaging. He also designed thousands of advertising posters but the widespread recognition of his posters for the Australian National Travel Association and the Victorian Government Railway is probably what he is most known for. His bright, colourful, optimistic pictures had wide appeal, especially during the Depression and in the 1930s his posters attracted lots of attention overseas.

This is truly an outstanding quality poster. It is printed on Fuji crystal archive photographic paper and is by no means a flimsy poster.

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Technical specifications

GTIN 591
Brand Travel Posters Online
Condition New
Product Code XS-591
Weight 1kg