Back in the late 1940′S and early 1950′s, Northwest Airlines established transpacific flights and started going by the name Northwest Orient Airlines. To make these flights, and other flights that they were already offering more appealing and exciting, they hired artists to create travel posters highlighting the best parts of these locations. The end result is timeless travel posters that are beautiful even by today’s standards.
Hong Kong Northwest Airlines. Vintage Hong Kong travel poster. Published by Northwest Airlines circa 1950. A woman is shown standing on a quay with a Chinese junk behind her in the water. A Northwest Airlines plane can be seen flying overhead.