1935 'See India: Bengal' Travel Poster
Bengal, situated in eastern India, is a historically rich region that includes Calcutta and Dacca. The Sundarbans, also in Bengal, comprises of a stunningly beautiful expanse of tidal waterways, flourishing mangrove forests, and a diverse array of wildlife. The region is home to ancient fishing communities and the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, making it one of the subcontinent’s most prized locations. The poster showcases a particular area in the Sundarbans where the Ganges River, Brahmaputra, and Meghna Rivers converge, highlighting the region's beauty.
In the 1920s, travel posters, made for steamship lines and airlines, started to become extremely popular. The style changed notably, to focus attention on the product being advertised. The images became simpler, precise, more linear, more dynamic, and were often placed against a single color background. They conveyed a sense of power and safety – basically, what travellers were supposed to feel boarding liners and trains and visiting new destinations.
- 11" x 17" matte paper
- Reprint of the original
- Frame not included
- Frame used in photo: https://amzn.to/3O81zfa