'Surfing Australia'. Photolithograph travel poster. Poster, Australia, Women, Surfing.

'Surfing Australia'. Photolithograph travel poster.

Sydney: Australian National Travel Association, Ca 1930s. Handsome b&w photo lithograph poster of Australian surfers, featuring a woman surfer riding a long board in the foreground, with two other surfers in the waves behind her. She is wearing a knitted one-piece bathing suit and cap. The photographer is not identified.

Printed in black below the poster title is: "PARTICULARS AT SHIPPING OFFICES AND TRAVEL AGENCIES" and "AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, LONDON, LOS ANGELES, TORONTO, BATAVIA, SHANGHAI, TOKYO, WELLINGTON, MELBOURNE (Head Office)". Photolithography by Troedel & Cooper of Melbourne.

Window card size, 12 1/2 x 20", printed on an orange ground, with black and white printed text. Closed tear at right edge repaired on verso with archival tape, some faint creasing; the numbers 21 and 93 hand written on verso. Trove api:nma.gov.au:73843 2004.0056.0001 locates one copy at the National Museum of Australia (larger format). Very good overall. Item #25921

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