Sydney: Australian National Travel Association, Ca 1930. Appealing b&w photo lithograph poster of a single koala clutching a tree branch, gazing sweetly at the camera, against a black background.
Harold Cazneaux (1878 - 1953) was a noted Australian photographer who created some of the most memorable photographs of the early 1900s, and a pioneer of the pictorialist movement. This poster photograph, part of the Harold Cazneaux photograph collection, 1910-1940 at the National Library of Australia, is entitled, 'Baby koala, at the Koala Park Sanctuary, Castle Hill Road, Pennant Hills, New South Wales, 1930.
Printed in black below the poster title is: "Particulars at Shipping Offices and Travel Agencies" and "Australian National Travel Association, London, San Francisco, Toronto, 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. A few short closed tears at edges, some faint creasing; the numbers 21 and 96 hand written on verso. Trove 40597096 at the National Library of Australia. Very good overall. Item #25922