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SAS City Portraits
(original series)

The legendary original series of SAS city guides was published from 1958 until the mid-1960s.
Each guide was re-issued at intervals with updates and sometimes slight changes in cover design.
The series grew over the years with newly-added cities to the SAS network plus some off-line cities.
Later series, with entirely different designs, were published into the 1980s.

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Click each city to view a larger image as well as a part of the interior.

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Promoting the City Portraits - From a c. 1967 SAS Route Atlas (WC)
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WC
Amsterdam
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Amsterdam guide w/another map
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BL
Ankara
(c. 1961)
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WC
Athens
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Athens guide w/another map
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WC
Bangkok
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1963 Bangkok guide (in Swedish) w/another map
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Click to view a 1963 Thai International Bangkok guide
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WC
Barcelona
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Barcelona guide w/another map
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WC
Beirut
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Beirut guide w/another map
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BL
Bergen
(1959)
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Click to view a 1965 Bergen guide w/another map
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BL
Berlin
(1959)
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WC
Brussels
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Brussels guide w/another map
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BL
Budapest
(1959)
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BL
Buenos Aires
(1959 - in Swedish)
Click for larger view of the front and back covers and inside map
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Click to view a 1965 Buenos Aires guide (in English) w/another map
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WC
Cairo
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Cairo guide w/another map
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WC
Calcutta
(1959)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Calcutta guide w/another map
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Click to view a 1963 Calcutta guide w/another cover photo
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BL
Chicago
(1964)
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WC
Copenhagen
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1964 Copenhagen guide w/another cover photo and map
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BL
Damascus
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1962 Damascus guide w/another map
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BL
Dusseldorf
(1959)
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BL
Frankfurt
(1958)
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BL
Geneva
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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WC
Glasgow and Edinburgh
(1959)
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BL
Gothenburg
(1958)
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Click to view a 1964 Gothenburg guide w/another cover photo
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WC
Hamburg
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Hamburg guide w/another cover photo and map
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BL
Hanover
(1959)
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WC
Helsinki
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Helsinki guide w/another map
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WC
Hong Kong
(c. 1960)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 SAS/Thai Int'l Hong Kong guide (in Swedish)
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WC
Istanbul
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Istanbul guide w/another map
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BL
Jakarta
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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BL
Jerusalem
(c. 1962)
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WC
Johannesburg
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Johannesburg guide
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WC
Karachi
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Karachi guide w/another cover photo and map
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WC
SAS/Thai International
Kuala Lumpur
(c. 1963)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Kuala Lumpur guide
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BL
Lisbon
(1964)
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WC
London
(1960)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 London guide w/another map
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BL
Los Angeles
(1963)
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WC
Madrid
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Madrid guide w/another cover photo and map
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WC
Manila
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Manila guide (in Swedish)
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BL
Mexico City
(c. 1961)
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BL
Miami and Miami Beach
(1963)
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WC
Milan
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1962 Milan guide w/another map
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BL
Montreal
(1964)
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WC
Moscow
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Moscow guide w/another map
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WC
Munich
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Munich guide w/another map
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WC
Nairobi
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Nairobi guide w/another cover photo and map
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WC
New York
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1959 New York guide (in Swedish - complete)
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WC
Nice and the French Riviera
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Nice guide w/another cover photo and map
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WC
Oslo
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Oslo guide w/another map
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WC
Paris
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Paris guide w/another map
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WC
Prague
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Prague guide w/another map
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BL
Rio de Janeiro
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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BL
Rome
(c. 1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Rome guide w/another map
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Click to view other Rome guides of the original series
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BL
San Francisco
(1964)
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Santiago
(1960)
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São Paulo
(1960)
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WC
Stockholm
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Stockholm guide w/another map
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WC
Tehran
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1963 Tehran guide w/another cover photo and map
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BL
Tel Aviv
(1963)
(complete brochure)
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WC
Tokyo
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a 1962 Tokyo guide w/another map
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WC
Vienna
(1958)
(complete brochure)
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BL
Vienna
(1958)
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WC
Warsaw
(1959)
(complete brochure)
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Click to view a c. 1961 Warsaw guide w/another map
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BL
Washington
(1964)
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Zurich
(c. 1961)
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Examples of later series of city guides:

BL
Amsterdam
(1967)
View more guides of the late 1960s series.
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Frankfurt / Stuttgart
(1977)
View more guides of the 1970s series.
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Moscow / Leningrad
(1980)
View more guides of the late 1970s/early 1980s series.
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New York
(1983)
View more guides of the 1980s series.
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All brochures are from the collections of Björn Larsson or Wassim Chemaitilly, marked either BL or WC in the lower right corners.

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View many more City Portraits of all series on Odd Arnestad's SAS City Portraits website.

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This page last updated May 1, 2021.