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Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
PAUL GEORGE LAWLER (DATES UNKNOWN)
SAN FRANCISCO - HAWAII OVERNIGHT / VIA PAN AM - TO THE ORIENT. 1939.
27 1/4x41 inches, 69 1/4x104 cm. Condition B+: staining in lower right and upper right margins; small tears and creases in margins; archival tape on verso; minor abrasions in image. Paper.
Larger than life, the Honolulu Clipper is disgorging passengers all of whom are smiling at the warm island welcome they are receiving. Considered "one of the most coveted airline posters [this image] celebrates the arrival in Honolulu from San Francisco of Pan American's most advanced, largest and last flying boat, the Boeing 314. Faster, pressurized landplanes would soon make it obsolete, but the Boeing 314 briefly took transoceanic flying to a new level of luxury with its dining lounge, sleeping berths for everyone and aft honeymoon suite" (Airways p. 80). Previously attributed to Frank MacIntosh, a brochure from 1939 features this image on the cover, with Lawler's signature in the lower right corner. Rare. Airways p. 80, Airlines p. 6 (var), Pan Am pp. 110-111.