By: The Looart Press
Date: 1968 (printed) Colorado Springs
Dimensions: 21 x 30 inches (53.5 x 76.25 cm)
This is an original vintage poster for travel and tourism to India, featuring a view the Taj Mahal of one of the seven Great wonders of the World. The ivory-white marble mausoleum, which was completed in the 1640s, sits on the bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. Today, this UNESCO designated World Heritage Site attracts more then six million visitors a year. It is regarded as the finest example of Mughal architecture and an iconic symbol for the Muslim world and India's history, and cultural heritage.
Looart was founded in 1947 by Orin Loo out of the family garage, whom had early success creating greeting cards. Orin's wife Miriam then started a company called Current that sold “Post-A-Notes” in bulk to local churches advertising them as a fundraising item. In the 1960s Orin and Miriam’s sons, Dusty and Gary merged the two companies to for the Looart Press which would produce remarkable travel posters and prints among other items until the business sold in 1987 for $115 million.
Condition: Poster is in A+ condition, stored for decades with no bends, folds, tears, or holes. The condition of this poster can easily be described as like-new, museum quality.
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