3,000 km Across the Atlantic

Today’s Poster.

correa transatlantica

Commemorating Italo Balbo’s 1930 flight of twelve Savoia-Marchetti S.55 flying boats from Orbetello Airfield, Italy to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 17 December 1930 and 15 January 1931. The poster is listed as from 1931 – I.G.A.P. Roma, 98 cm x 140 cm, artist : Umberto Di Lazzaro. This is where the term ‘Balbo’ for a large formation of aircraft, originated.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Post from this interesting blog covering Art Deco posters from 1925 to 1935.

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