A vintage travel poster for Spain, published in the early 1930s. This was before the Spanish Civil War, when Gen. Francisco Franco's military coup succeeded against the democratically elected Popular Front government in Spain.
When this vintage travel advertisement was published, the Second Spanish Republic was in power. This was not a good time, and many didn't want to travel to the country. In 1933, all religious congregations were obliged to pay taxes and banned from industry, trade and educational activities. This ban was forced with strict police severity and widespread mob violence.
Artwork by Josep Morell Macias (1899-1949). Josep studied at the School of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel in Seville, and was a follower/student of Manuel González Santos . After a year spent living in Madrid, he moved to Barcelona, where he settled. He was an assistant professor at the Barcelona School of Arts and Crafts .