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FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC across the Pacific (Circa 1949)

Bern Hill (1911-1977)

Stone Lithograph
62cm x 91cm
circa 1949
Grade: A-, Near Fine. Linenbacked. Minor restoration across top edge above the lettering. Colours are bright.

Very rare poster for Canadian Pacific Airlines designed by American illustrator and artist, Bern Hill. Hill is best remembered for his railroad posters, and here employs the same clean lines and mix of realism and abstraction to great effect.


In the background of the image is the instantly recognisable Diamond Head on the island of O'ahu in Hawaii.


Founded in 1942, Canadian Pacific Air Lines began flying to Sydney via Honolulu in 1949 using DC-4s as can be seen in the poster. These were replaced with the larger and more range efficient DC-6 from 1951.