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Fly to Australia : by Constellation : BOAC & QEA / Stanley Herbert
Bib ID 7426710
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Author
Herbert, Stanley 1905-1967 artist
 
Description [London?] : BOAC & QEA, [between 1949 and 1955?] 
1 poster : colour ; 94 x 59 cm 
Summary

The poster shows a stylised image of an Australian landscape dominated by the large white trunk of a eucalyptus tree on the right. A large ridge appears in the middle distance and in a graduated blue sky above the aircraft is framed between gum tree branches. The main title appears in black letteing in three lines across the top, with the full names of the airlines in yellow letters across the bottom. The artist’s signature appears bottom right.

Biography/History

Stanley Herbert (1905–1967) was a British commercial artist active from the 1930s to 1960s.

Qantas Empire Airways Limited (QEA) modernised its fleet in 1947 with the purchase of six L-749 Lockheed Constellation aircraft. BOAC similarly began to fly to Australia with Constellations from 1949. Qantas replaced its propeller-driven Constellations with the Boeing 707 jet from 1959.

Notes

Caption title.

Text continues at foot: British Overseas Airways Corporation in association with Qantas Empire Airways.

National Library's copy has repaired tears at bottom edge, into image; repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration at edges and in image.

Subjects British Overseas Airways Corporation -- Posters.  |  Qantas Empire Airways -- Posters.  |  Airlines -- Great Britain -- Posters.  |  Airlines -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Travel posters, British.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors British Overseas Airways Corporation, issuing body  |  Qantas Empire Airways, issuing body
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