Robert L. Peters

8 April 2008

Luggage Labels…




Wherever you’ve been…

I stumbled across this lovely little collection today, an “image stream and information resource devoted to the art of luggage labels and related travel ephemera. Luggage labels are fascinating bits of hotel history from the golden age of travel, roughly the 1900s to 1960s. During this time these labels were used by hotels as advertising and eagerly applied to steamer trunks, suitcases and all sorts of luggage by hotel staff, mainly bellhops.”

When I was a kid our family used to vacation in Lugano (and the nearby beach village of Agno in the Ticino)—takes me back… See the collection of luggage labels here.

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