Vintage Luggage Labels
May 13, 2002 5:58 AM   Subscribe

Vintage Luggage Labels
"The luggage label evolved in the latter part of the 19th century and was born out of the hey-day of world travel - a period when travel was the exclusive realm of the wealthy and the privileged... During this time, travel was predominantly for leisure and the great ships and trains reigned supreme... Later, they became fashionable objects of conspicuous consumption - identifying the owner as a well-traveled and possibly cultured person of means."
posted by Irontom (10 comments total)
I had hoped to put up a link to my favorite image, but the whole thing is frames based and they have right-click disabled. So, go look around. It's a nice window into a time when there were no metal detectors and goons to make you take your shoes off.
posted by Irontom at 6:06 AM on May 13, 2002

this along with this medicine advertisments that was on here a little while ago, are two truly brilliant sites - i love this kind of art.
posted by monkeyJuice at 6:42 AM on May 13, 2002

opps- great post
posted by monkeyJuice at 6:43 AM on May 13, 2002

Great site, but following up on Irontom's comment, I wonder how they can claim copyright of images clearly old enough to be in the public domain and clearly not made by

In any case, the disabling of the right-click is among the dumbest web tricks. Thus, I am goign to counter attack.

The complete path to files, as anyone who bother to look at the source can find is ... ...


Of course, you can also just alt-print scrn or print scrn
posted by magullo at 7:25 AM on May 13, 2002

Wonderful images. I wonder - do any hotels still provide luggage labels? The site kept referring to them as if they're only from the past.

Perhaps they've been replaced by bumper stickers.
posted by iconomy at 9:45 AM on May 13, 2002

Yeah Magullo, I too have issue with them claiming copyright on these images that are not only old enough to be in public domain -- but were created by the airline, hotel, and train companies, not

But a great link, nonetheless.
posted by jennak at 10:26 AM on May 13, 2002

Of course, you can also just alt-print scrn or print scrn

Or visit the site using Netscape 4.x, which will still let you right-click-save the files.
posted by ljromanoff at 10:44 AM on May 13, 2002

You could also finally cudgel your brain into remembering how to turn off JavaScript in IE:

tools/internet options/ security tab, custom level, scripting/ active scripting, disabled
posted by Irontom at 11:09 AM on May 13, 2002

also, you can get around the javascript by quickly right-clicking and then hitting return on the keyboard - it might take a few tries but eventually it should work and will give you the standard right-click menu.
posted by modge at 2:53 PM on May 13, 2002

or get OPERA, for once and for all, f12, un-check Javascript.
posted by signal at 3:18 PM on May 13, 2002

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