Included in our collection at Letitia Morris Gallery, are some of the most highly desirable vintage travel posters in Australia, by the famous art deco graphic artists, Percy Trompf and James Northfield. Both were commissioned by the Australian National Travel Association and Victorian Railways to design promotional posters of locations within Australia, which were accessible via train. These designs resulted in beautiful and colourful scenes capturing Australian landscapes in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
Some of the locations included in our Australian travel poster collection are Canberra, Merysville, Healsville and Lorne, produced during the 1930’s. These are rare posters, some of which are also part of the State Library of Victoria’s official collection, as well as the National Library of Australia. The designs depict idealised constructions of the landscape to promote these destinations to the public.