Rome from an airplane

Reaching Rome from an airplane, 20th-century travelers enjoyed a whole new perspective and an exciting first view of the city. It was a completely different thrill compared to the way people had felt for centuries, arriving on foot after crossing the countryside not without difficulty, ready to advance in the big and small streets of the capital after passing through the city doors.

Our gallery features a series of beautiful advertisement posters where international airline companies – Air France, TWA, Pan American, Bea, Aer Lingus, Boac, Qantas, Swissair, Air India –promoted their flights to Rome.

Some of them were designed by famous illustrators, such as the French Yves Brayer and Jacques Nathan-Garamond, the American David Klein, and the British Hugh Casson.

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Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Air France, ca. 1949 (Yves Brayer)

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Air France, 1949

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Twa, 1963

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Twa, 1960's (David Klein)

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Twa, 1960's (David Klein)

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Pan American, 1951

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Pan American, 1950's

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Pan American

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Bea, 1955 (Hugh Casson)

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Aer Lingus, 1950's

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Qea and Boac, ca. 1954

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Boac, 1957

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Boac, 1960's

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Qantas

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Swissair

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Sas, 1959 (Otto Nielsen)

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Air India, 1970's

Poster linee aeree straniere per Roma

Air India, 1970's

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