A beautiful and rare mid-century travel poster advertising sunny and exotic Panama.
The poster was made as an advertisement for the former airline Panagra and was made to encourage people to visit the southernmost country in Central America. Panagra flew to various destinations in Latin America from Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Francisco. The airline ceased to exist in 1963 when the airline merged with Braniff International Airways
The poster display a group of people dancing Tamborito which is an Panamanian folkloric music and dance tradition dating back to the 17th century. The stage is set in front of "Old Panama Cathedral" in Panamá Viejo which is the remaining part of the old Panama City and former capital of the country. Today Panamá Viejo is located in the suburbs of the modern city. The reason why the cathedral is a ruin is that the notorious pirate Henry Morgan set the city on fire in 1671 causing thousands of lives. A new city was built a few kilometers from the site on a safer spot.
Overall a beautiful and detail rich (and hard-to-find) travel poster from the heydays of the airliner posters.
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