|Designer:||Sluis, Piet (1929-2008)|
|Dimensions:||104 x 62 cm | 40.94 x 24.41 inches|
|Condition:||Very good/excellent | | A-/B+|
|Printed by:||Brown and Nolan Limited, Dublin.|
This is a lovely original vintage travel poster issued by Aer Lingus to promote their incoming American flights to Shannon Airport - the gateway to Ireland.
The poster depicts illustrations of Killarney, Blarney, Galway etc. Irish Coffee
On a cold, wet day in 1942 weary travelers to the small Shannon Airport found their way to a restaurant and chef Joe Sheridan. To warm his guests, he served them hot coffee, spiked with whiskey and topped with whipped cream. The passengers asked if the beverage was Brazilian coffee. Sheridan responded that it was Irish coffee. Invented at Shannon Airport, Irish Coffee Didn’t arrive in the US until 1951.
The poster is in excellent condition. Mounted on linen.