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St. Lucia Sunjet Your Way on BWIA

National Air and Space Museum
ST. LUCIA. Multicolor print advertising service to St. Lucia. Cartoon image on a dark blue background of a dancing, dark-skinned St. Lucian wearing a pink-and-purple dress with yellow polka dots over a red-and-white skirt and a yellow bandana tied around her head. Her stylized, curving arms are raised, holding a red bandana overhead. A drum, maracas and a yellow ribbon float over the blue background on the left side of the poster. At bottom, a white drawing of a Boeing 727 and white sans-serif text, "Sunjet your way on...BWIA.; Screen print.

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.

Copyright Disclosure for Orphaned Works

Whenever possible, the museum provides factual information about copyright owners and related matters in its records and other texts related to the collections. For many of the images in this collection, some of which were created for or by corporate entities that no longer exist, the museum does not own any copyrights. Therefore, it generally does not grant or deny permission to copy, distribute or otherwise use material in this collection. If identified, permission and possible fees may be required from the copyright owner independently of the museum. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when copying, distributing or otherwise using materials found in the museum's collections. Transmission or reproduction of protected materials beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Users must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use.

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700 lire Pope John Paul II Trip to Columbia, St. Lucia single

National Postal Museum
On October 27, 1987, the Vatican issued a series of eight definitive stamps featuring the journeys of Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) during 1985 and 1986.

The 700-lire stamp commemorates the pope's journey to Colombia and St. Lucia, July 1-8, 1986. The stamp features a profile of the pope, a Colombian Indian woman, a child, and two women of St. Luca. At the right is the Cathedral of Bogota and in the background a Colombian person with an ancient ceramic.

The stamps are horizontal, measure 40 x 30 mm, and have a perforation of 14 x 13 1/4. Produced on white chalky paper in multicolor rotogravure print, the stamps were issued in sheets of twenty. Each stamp includes the dates of the journey, the names of the places visited, the value, and the words POSTE VATICANE. Professor Renato Cristiano designed the series.

"New Definitives." Vatican Notes 36, no. 4 (January 1988): 4-5.

Dasylophia lucia

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Anolis luciae

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division

Anolis luciae

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division

Exostema sanctae-luciae (Kentish) Britten

NMNH - Botany Dept.
Common name: Quina

Siparuna santae-luciae Perkins

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Lobelia santa-luciae Rendle

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Exostema sanctae-luciae (Kentish) Britten

NMNH - Botany Dept.
Common name: Quina

Caribbean Beats and Blends

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Learn about Caribbean peoples, languages, geographies, and values by singing and playing instruments to Caribbean music. There is a particular focus on Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, and St. Lucia.

Colaspis luciae

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Blechnum occidentale L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

2sh The Pitons single

National Postal Museum

Blechnum occidentale L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Blechnum occidentale L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Asplenium obtusifolium L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Adiantopsis radiata (L.) Fée

NMNH - Botany Dept.
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