Here’s a quick follow up to our recent blog post about vintage American road maps.
A few days after we bought them, we also picked up this lovely little vintage Ladybird book.
It’s from the Flight series – this one being, “Flight Three – U.S.A – A Ladybird Book of Travel Adventure”.
This copy is a first edition, published back in 1959.
Alison & John take a trip to the USA where Dad sometimes goes on business trips.
They land in New York and spend a week there – then hire a car and set of on a road trip.
As with most Ladybirds from this era, the illustrations are fabulous.
Other destinations in the series include Australia, Canada, Africa, India and The Holy Land.
If we ever manage to do our own American road trip in a vintage camper van (or lovely, shiny Airstream!), we’ll have lots of vintage travel ephemera to accompany us… we suspect there might have been a few changes!