Pan Am (Pan American Airlines) was founded in 1927 by Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, Carl A. Spaatz, and John H. Jouett. The company opened new travel routes to South America in the 1920’s and secured the support of Charles Lindbergh to help establish landing rights to many exotic locales. In pop culture, a Pan Am plane was used by the Beatles when they first arrived in the United States and can be seen in many of the photographs from the event. In film, Pan Am planes were featured in James Bond movies including Live and Let Die, as well as Spielberg’s 2002 film Catch Me If You Can about the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. who impersonated a Pan Am pilot in the 1960’s. Pan Am Airlines ceased operation in 1991.
At the time of the creation of this poster in the 1950’s tourism in Europe and Paris , in particular, was beginning to boom and Pan am wanted to promote its expanded service to these destinations. This whimsical design catches the viewers’ eyes by showing the maze of streets to be found in Paris and the group of people circulating through them. the artist of this poster is Prescott but little is known of him.
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