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Fly by BOAC USA Canada Original Poster c1950 by Maurice Laban

Fly By BOAC - USA Canada

Maurice Laban
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25" x 40" - 64cm x 102cm

BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) was a British airline owned by the British government. It was founded in 1939 after the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. During WWII BOAC kept Britain connected with its colonies and the allied world. The airline travelled around the world to many destinations, the first flight to Hong Kong was carried out in 1936.The airline was operative and traveling overseas until 1974, after being merged with BEA (British European Airways) which evolved into today’s British Airways.

In this whimsical image created by Maurice Laban (1912 – 1970) we see the cartoonish figure of a racoon, indigenous to the USA and Canada. This figure serves to encourage the traveler to use BOAC to reach either of these destinations on their route. This is one of a series of posters created in the 1950’s to support BOAC’s marketing efforts post World War II.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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