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    Java Travel Poster (Official Tourist Bureau, Batavia, 1930s). Poster (25.5" X 40.75") "Only 36 Hours From Singapore."
    The distance between Singapore and Jakarta is 555 miles. This original travel poster from the 1930s boasts that it took only a day and a half to travel this route by sea, and seven hours by air. Today, the trip can be made by airplane in less than two hours! Printer Gualtherus Johannes Kolff moved to the Netherland Indies (Java) in 1850 and opened a bookshop two years later. He later expanded his business to include lithographic printing and began distributing richly colored postcards, posters, and advertisements such as this beauty. Only minor touchup to the folds and a tear in the top border that extends slightly into the background was needed. Very Fine on Linen.


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