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National Airlines Original Poster c1965 by Bill Simon - Germany

National Airlines - Germany

Bill Simon
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28.5" x 42" - 72cm x 107cm

National Airlines was a United States airline that operated from 1934 to 1980. It was founded in 1934 by George T. Baker in St. Petersburg, Florida. For most of its existence the company was headquartered at Miami International Airport, Florida. At its height in the late 1960’s and 1970’s,, National Airlines had a network of "Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast" flights, linking Florida and the Gulf Coast with cities along the East Coast and large cities on the West Coast.From 1970 to 1978, National, Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) and Trans World Airlines (TWA) were the only U.S. airlines that operated scheduled passenger flights to Europe.In January 1980, National Airlines was acquired by Pan Am and its routes and equipment were integrated into the Pan Am structure and National ceased to exist.

The artist Bill Simon created a series oflushly colored and detailed posters in the 1960’s for National Airlines featuring the various destinations that the airline reached. Unfortunately there is no further information available on Bill Simon. This particular poster was created to show a classic scene of people strolling a main street of a Bavarian style town while watching an Oom-Pah Band with its musicians dressed in folksy costume.

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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