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Year: 1981

Artist: Unknown

Dimensions: 42 x 28

Method: Offset Lithography


In the late 1970s through 1981, Pan Am produced a series of posters distinguished by the logo pivoted 90 degrees clockwise and printed along the right side of the posters. The posters are nearly all destination photos, and for the first time capture a broader range of US destinations which came to Pan Am through its merger with National Airlines (e.g. Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle, Washington DC).


It took most of the 1970s for the US and Chinese governments to negotiate commercial air routes between the two countries. Finally, in January 1981, after Air China (CAAC) had been trained on its newly acquired 747s, reciprocal service took flight and Pan Am initiated regular service between the US and Beijing / Shanghai.

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