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93/300/3 Poster, airline advertising, 'London Melbourne MacRobertson race 20 October 1934', paper, Flying Dutchman Publishing Co, Holland, 1934. Click to enlarge.

Poster 'London Melbourne MacRobertson race 20 October 1934'

Made
Poster, airline advertising, 'London Melbourne MacRobertson race 20 October 1934', paper, Flying Dutchman Publishing Co, Holland, 1934
Colour lithograph depicting a world map in yellow and blue bordered in red showing both speed and handicap routes for the air race. Two boxes, headed "Trajects", on the map give race sector distances in miles and kilometres. Above a central block containing, in black, London Melbourne Macrobertson Race 20 October 1934. To the left of the block a black and white photograph of a TWA Douglas DC2. To the right a photograph of an Armstrong Whitworth XV. Below the map, bottom left,a photograph of a Vickers Vincent and bottom right, a Fairey long range monoplane. Between the latter two a block containing the list of competitors and their aircraft and headed: Flying Dutchman Publishing Company - The Hague (Holland) Hendrik Zwaadecroonstreet 143. Agent Holland and Colonies A.M. Maas, The Hague (Holland) Frederikstreet 86b Telefon 116457.

Dimensions
Height: 500 mm
Width: 1500 mm

Summary

Object No.

93/300/3

Object Statement

Poster, airline advertising, 'London Melbourne MacRobertson race 20 October 1934', paper, Flying Dutchman Publishing Co, Holland, 1934

Physical Description

Poster, airline advertising, 'London Melbourne MacRobertson race 20 October 1934', paper, Flying Dutchman Publishing Co, Holland, 1934
Colour lithograph depicting a world map in yellow and blue bordered in red showing both speed and handicap routes for the air race. Two boxes, headed "Trajects", on the map give race sector distances in miles and kilometres. Above a central block containing, in black, London Melbourne Macrobertson Race 20 October 1934. To the left of the block a black and white photograph of a TWA Douglas DC2. To the right a photograph of an Armstrong Whitworth XV. Below the map, bottom left,a photograph of a Vickers Vincent and bottom right, a Fairey long range monoplane. Between the latter two a block containing the list of competitors and their aircraft and headed: Flying Dutchman Publishing Company - The Hague (Holland) Hendrik Zwaadecroonstreet 143. Agent Holland and Colonies A.M. Maas, The Hague (Holland) Frederikstreet 86b Telefon 116457.

Dimensions
Height: 500 mm
Width: 1500 mm

Dimensions

Height

790 mm

Width

1225 mm

Production

Notes

Van Dooren Printing Works

History

Notes

This poster draws attention to the famed London to Sydney air race sponsored by confectionary magnate, Macpherson Robertson. Competitors were drawn from around the world. The winners were CWA Scott and Tom Campbell Black in the specially-built DeHavilland DH88 Comet racing plane named 'Grosvenor House'. Second was a Douglas DC-2 of KLM carrying passengers. The publicity for Douglas was immense and helped promote the aircraft and its successor, the DC-3.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1993

Acquisition Date

17 August 1993

Cite this Object

Harvard

Poster 'London Melbourne MacRobertson race 20 October 1934' 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 March 2021, <https://ma.as/133370>

Wikipedia

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