Dimensions: 42 x 28
Method: Offset Lithography
Potter & Potter Auctions, Jan 2022, $3,000
A classic Pan Am poster featuring its landmark headquarters building.This special poster features Pan Am's iconic headquarters at 200 Park Avenue in mid-town Manhattan. Opened in 1963, it was the largest office building in the world for many years. Pan Am sold the building to Met Life in 1981, but remained a tenant until bankrupcy in 1991, when the famous Pan Am logo finally came down.
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).