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    In 2 Days Across the Atlantic (Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei, c. 1936). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. English Language German Travel Poster (23.5" X 33"). Ottomar Anton Artwork.
    German graphic artist Ottomar Anton subtly reminds the viewer of the speed with which the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei zeppelins were able to cross the Atlantic when compared to traveling by ship. In the 1930s ocean liners were the most common form of travel between the Americas and Europe, however travelers spent several days with this method of transportation. Zeppelins, such as the infamous Hindenburg which is pictured on the poster, cut traveling time in half. It should be noted that the Hindenburg had two Nazi flags on its tailfins, but on this poster the top flag is the Schleswig-Holstein flag, the German state in which Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei was located. This may have been changed due in part to Germany's strained relations with other countries, as by 1936 Germany had broken the Treaty of Versailles. Professional restoration has addressed some creasing and tears, pinholes, as well as thin surface scratches. Parts of the background have faint airbrushing.


    Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000.

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