Pan American Berlin
59.5 x 84cm
This original 1950's poster shows a night scene in post-war West Berlin.
Pan American World Airways (1927-1991) formed the Internal German Service (IGS)
in April 1954 with a hub at Tempelhof in West Berlin and a technical base in Frankfurt.
German airlines were not allowed to fly during this period and it fell to the Allies to
provide commercial flights within West Germany. West Berlin was cut off from the rest of West Germany so Pan Am were providing an essential service. Identified by its blue globe logo and the word 'clipper' in its aircraft names, Pan Am was a cultural icon of the 20th century.
This poster has had some restoration and is linen backed. Linen backing is a conservation process.