The language of hotel labels

History

 

Luggage tags are very popular with collectors. Under glass, or glued to the old trunks, the labels are very nice decorations.

 

Most often preserved by the travelers in memory of his trip, they can be dated.

1920 - Drawing appeared in "the iconographic journey around the trunk" written by Gaston-Louis Vuitton
1920 - Drawing appeared in "the iconographic journey around the trunk" written by Gaston-Louis Vuitton
On some new labels you can read on the back the name of the advertising printer
On some new labels you can read on the back the name of the advertising printer

 

Their popularity owes everything to the Americans and the Englishmen who glory to exhibit on return from their journey their trunks all colorful of the labels of hotels where they passed.

 

From this iconography oscillating between naive chromos and statutory trophies, the hotel world had drawn a specific and universal coded language, allowing all porters, baggage handlers, porters, bellboys, caretakers, cameramen of the palaces of the planet to gauge, Eye on the luggage, the profile of its owner.

"Very unpleasant crampon." Beginner does not usually travel, bad, unpleasant but good.

 

 

The labels on a trunks are a valuable source of information when the journey of its former owner, a signature of kms traveled.