Sunday, February 16, 2014

1950s Mountain Panoramas

I am enjoying these 1950s postcards with panoramic aerial views of the Alps. I've always admired the skill involved in being able to draw an 'aerial' image like this without, probably, having seen it for real. Of course, by the 1950s there's every chance of flying over the mountains, or working from photographs. But there is a much longer history of aerial views that dates back centuries before the first human flew.. I am thinking of amazing views of Venice for example, and other city 'maps' done in that style. Anyway, for now, my 1950s postcards making me very happy.

1 comment:

Jane Housham said...

Yes! I absolutely share your feelings about these. Lovely.

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