The forgotten art of travel…

I just discovered a book  called ‘Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton’  by Francisca Mattéoli, showcasing some of the collection of over 3000 hotel labels hoarded by Gaston-Louis Vuitton at the start of the 20th century. These labels were stuck to baggage by hotel staff and travel agents for advertising purposes. To me they always signify great adventure and the fanciful sojourns of holiday-makers of the past. I have added some of my own favourites, mostly from the 1920s and 30s.

The book is available here.

 Hôtel Pierre 1er, Paris, 1920sworld_tour