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Air France – South America

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Air France posters are renowned and highly sought after. This one, for Air France services to South America features a brightly colored toucan perched on set of boarding stairs. The bright colors, happy demeanor of the toucan are more then enough to convey the message  that a trip to South America will be an exciting and enjoyable adventure.


Air France

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This 1940 image shows all the cultures visited by Air France. With the famous Air France ‘hippocampe alle’ (seahorse) logo in the background and a Dewoitine D.338 tri-motor in AF markings out front, this poster is an example of the great posters created by the company. The French have always been pioneers in transportation and the Dewoitine was a series of planes designed to carry passengers over the high mountains of France and the oceans that separated the vast colonies of the French Empire. With a range of 1200 miles, the D.338 carried 24 passengers and a crew of two. It’s cruising speed was 160 mph. In the Far East, Air France configured several D.338 as luxury liners with twelve plush seats and sleeping accommodations for six. Dewoitine went to war building military aircraft but like so many companies did not survive into the post war era.


Air France Plansiphere (1950)

14-300DPIAmong the airlines of the world, Air France holds pride of place in promoting the services it provides to the world. Both before and after World War II, Air France issued a series of posters  of stunning design. All are highly collectible, perhaps none so much as the Planisphere series designed by Lucien Boucher.  Advertising the Air France route system, the Planisphere series provided global views, this one is from 1950.


Air France Planisphere (1947)

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Among the airlines of the world, Air France holds pride of place in promoting the services it provides to the world. Both before and after World War II, Air France issued a series of posters  of stunning design. All are highly collectible, perhaps none so much as the Planisphere series designed by Lucien Boucher.  Advertising the Air France route system, the Planisphere series provided global views, this one is from 1947. Framed.