Who doesn’t feel all warm and fuzzy inside at the thought of something nostalgic? That’s why I got so excited to go see the free exhibit that’s going on right now at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, “Away We Go, Vintage Travel Posters from the Collections of the Boston Public Library”. Travel posters came into vogue in the early 20th century as a way to promote travel. Usually when we think of posters, we are actually thinking of prints or reproductions of an original image. But these vintage travel posters were the real deal; actual pieces of artwork with pencil marks and brush strokes. I had a blast walking through the library looking at all the posters, along with vintage post cards and old school camera equipment. Here’s what I captured:
I enjoyed this exhibit so much, that I used it as inspiration for my “Save the Dates” for my wedding next year. I came across postcard reproductions of vacation destinations with sayings like “Wish you were here” or “Greetings from…” and found one from the Cape Cod town that we’re getting married in! You can find inspiration anywhere, huh?!
If you happen to be in the Copley Square area, I definitely suggest poking into the exhibit at the Boston Public Library and getting a little nostalgic taste of the past!