Skip to Content

Found 311,481 Resources

Europe

National Museum of American History

Europe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scene representing Europe.

Europe

National Museum of American History

Europe

National Museum of American History

Europe

National Museum of American History

Europe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EUROPE, a helmeted woman, with a scepter and a shield, bearing three fleurs-de-lys, is seated on a crouching horse before a pyramid. At left a kneeling woman with a cornucopia; at right, a seated woman surrounded by attributes, the Church, the Military, and the Arts, points with her hand and with dividers to a globe. Trees, a city in the background. Bottom: "a Paris chez Charpentier rue St Jacques"; "L'EUROPE" "Au Cocq Avec Privilege du Roy".

Europe

National Museum of American History

Europe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A crowned woman sits on a chair with lion head and foot, with a cornucopia beside her. A man at left presents to her a model of a building. Another is at right, with a horse. In landscape. Symbols of authority, attributes of war, the sciences, and the arts in the foreground and in the ornamented border. Bottom center: "EVROPA".

Europe

Archives of American Art
1 sketchbook : graphite and ink ; 18 x 13 cm.

Sketchbook is 18 pages; subjects include houses, buildings, kitchens and boats.

EUROPE ASIA

National Museum of American History

All Europe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Poster design encouraging travel to Europe via American Airlines. Ribbon in L-shape with white stars on blue, and red and white stripes. On right, depiction of a globe in black and white with superimposed square highlighting the European region. In black and blue text, upper right: AMERICAN / AIRLINES. in black and blue, lower right: ALL EUROPE / [American Airlines logo in light blue].

Swissair Europe

National Air and Space Museum
europe. Color photographic commercial aviation print. Bright orange, white and black graphics / lettering at top, color aerial photo of plowed fields - radiating outward from circular field; landscape; photographic reproduction on paper. Contains Swissair logo; Offset Photolithograph.

Fly Now: The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection

Throughout their history, posters have been a significant means of mass communication, often with striking visual effect. Wendy Wick Reaves, the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Curator of Prints and Drawings, comments that "sometimes a pictorial poster is a decorative masterpiece-something I can't walk by without a jolt of aesthetic pleasure. Another might strike me as extremely clever advertising … But collectively, these 'pictures of persuasion,' as we might call them, offer a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for us to understand. The poster is a familiar part of our world, and we intuitively understand its role as propaganda, promotion, announcement, or advertisement."

Reaves' observations are especially relevant for the impressive array of aviation posters in the National Air and Space Museum's 1300+ artifact collection. Quite possibly the largest publicly-held collection of its kind in the United States, the National Air and Space Museum's posters focus primarily on advertising for aviation-related products and activities. Among other areas, the collection includes 19th-century ballooning exhibition posters, early 20th-century airplane exhibition and meet posters, and twentieth-century airline advertisements.

The posters in the collection represent printing technologies that include original lithography, silkscreen, photolithography, and computer-generated imagery. The collection is significant both for its aesthetic value and because it is a unique representation of the cultural, commercial and military history of aviation. The collection represents an intense interest in flight, both public and private, during a significant period of its technological and social development.

Europe's Minorities

National Portrait Gallery

Grec Europe

National Museum of American History

Enlarging Europe

National Portrait Gallery

Europe's Youth

National Portrait Gallery

Eastern Europe

National Portrait Gallery

Grec Europe

National Museum of American History

Grec Europe

National Museum of American History

All Europe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Advertising reduction encouraging travel to Europe via American Airlines. Ribbon in L-shape with white stars on blue, and red and white stripes. On right, depiction of a globe in black and white with superimposed square highlighting the European region. In black and blue text, upper right: AMERICAN / AIRLINES. in black and blue, lower right: ALL EUROPE / [American Airlines logo in light blue].

Europe's Fear

National Portrait Gallery

Rick Steves' Europe: Rome, Italy

Smithsonian Magazine
1-24 of 311,481 Resources