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Rhode Island School of Design

Let's Get Lost: Travel in the Library Collections: Exhibit

May 23-August 19, 2016 - First Floor, Fleet Library at RISD

Description

Come and Explore...travel the collections of the Fleet Library at RISD Archives, Picture Collection, Graphic Design and Illustration Archive, and Special Collections.  Let's get lost while exploring items such as a turn-of-the-century European Grand Tour photo album, a 1788 account of islands of Pelew, or Pageant of the Pacific by Miguel Covarrubias for the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1940.  See guidebooks of places from around the world and postcards collected on these journeys.  Any Time is Travel Time in Your Library.

Poster

Poster by Serena Hong GD 17, Special Collections Student Assistant

Curator - Special Collections Librarian

Co-Curator, Special Collections Volunteer

Co-Curator, Senior Library Assistant, Special Collections

Exhibit Cases

Travel Ephemera from the Graham Visual + Material Resources Center, Picture Collection:

  • Vichy, France - Brochure
  • Vista Campestre, Cuba - Postcard
  • Córdoba, Spain - Postcard
  • St. Thomas, Virgin Islands - Postcard
  • Mexico’s Folk Dances - Foldout Postcards
  • Acalpulco, Mexico - Pamphlet
  • Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Havana, Cuba - Card
  • French Line Steamers - Menu
  • Smallest House in Great Britain - Postcard
  • Jamaica - Postcard
  • El Patio, Havana, Cuba - Card

From the RISD Archives:

  • Camera Slide Viewers (Italy) + Color Slide Set (Italy) - Donated by Sharon Bakalar, European Honors Program student, 1977-1978.

Posters from the Archive of Graphic Design and Illustration:

  • Come and Explore...Britain - Published by the British Travel and Holidays Association, designed by Stanley Roy Badmin, 1953.
  • Germany  - Published by German National Tourist Board, designed by Aterlier Lohrer.

From the RISD Archives:

  • Photo album documenting the European trip of Anna Brown of Providence, RI, circa 1902-1904.
  • Photos of summer travels and painting jaunts from Professor Emeritus Gordon Peers 33 PT and Florence Leif 34 PT.

Travel Ephemera from the Graham Visual + Material Resources Center, Picture Collection:

  • How to Travel by Train, Pennsylvania Railroad - Brochure
  • Great White Fleet Steamship Service - Baggage tags 
  • E.W. Higgins Airways, Providence, RI - Card
  • Cunard Line Sailing List - Pamphlet
  • Australia - Pamphlet

Posters from the Archive of Graphic Design and Illustration:

  • Ceylon Her Tea & Other Industries - Published by Ceylon Tea Centre, designed by Macdonald Gill (1884-1947), lithography 1933.
  • Japan, Gold Pavilion of Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto, in winter attire - Published by the Japan National Tourist Organization.

Travel Ephemera from the Graham Visual + Material Resources Center, Picture Collection:

  • Grand Sights of Tokyo - Postcard set
  • Marunouchi Hotel, Tokyo, Japan - Postcard

Travel Ephemera from the Graham Visual + Material Resources Center, Picture Collection:

  • Indonesia, Miguel Covarrubias (Illustrations) - Brochure
  • Nefta, Africa, 10 Cartes Postales - Postcard set

Travel Ephemera from the Graham Visual + Material Resources Center, Picture Collection:

  • Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California - Brochure
  • Los Angeles, 1932 - Postcard booklet
  • California’s Mission Trails - Map set
  • Fraser River, Yale, B.C. - Postcard
  • Glacier, B.C., Canadian Rockies - Postcard
  • Edmonton, Alberta, “The Oil Capital of Canada” - Postcard booklet
  • Touring Chicago - Foldout postcards
  • Redwood Empire, California, Pacific Greyhound Lines - Pamphlet

Travel Ephemera from the Graham Visual + Material Resources Center, Picture Collection:

  • Firenze Artistica - Map 
  • Ricordo di Trieste - Postcard set