Travelers and Cosmopolitans: the Tourist is the Other Fellow, a brand new exhibition in the Rare Book Room, is now open through May 28, 2011.
The 1920s marked a significant change in travel habits. More people had more time and more discretionary spending for tourism. Likewise, automobiles, trains, ocean liners, and even zeppelins offered reliable, comfortable, and luxurious methods for transport. Explore this golden age of travel through the eyes of 2 prominent locals: H. Phelps Clawson and Geneva Thompson Porter. Travelers and Cosmopolitans: the Tourist is the Other Fellow showcases diaries, photographs, and travel ephemera from the pivotal era of the 1920s and 30s.
See also www.thetourististheotherfellow.blogspot.com. View additional photos, read diary entries, and learn more about H. Phelps Clawson and Geneva Thompson Porter.