French Line Normandie 1935 Travel Advertising Poster


Genre: Travel
Artist: Albert Sebille
Year Printed: c. 1940s
Size: 29.75" X 22.25
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original French Line Normandie horizontal cruise line shipping lithograph. Artist Albert Sebillle with signature in the plate, lower right corner. Archival linen backed, fine condition, ready to frame. Printer: Transatlantic Paris, France. SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France, for the French Line Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. She entered service in 1935 as the most significant and fastest passenger ship afloat; she is still the most potent steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built. Her novel design and lavish interiors made many consider her the greatest of ocean liners.[6][7] Despite this, she was not a commercial success and relied partly on government subsidy to operate. During service as the flagship of the CGT, she made 139 westbound transatlantic crossings from her home port of Le Havre to New York. Normandie held the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing at several points during her service career, during which the RMS Queen Mary was her main rival. During World War II, Normandie was seized by US authorities at New York and renamed USS Lafayette. In 1942, the liner caught fire while being converted to a troopship, capsized onto her port side, and came to rest on the mud of the Hudson River at Pier 88, the site of the current New York Passenger Ship Terminal. Although salvaged at great expense, restoration was deemed too costly, and she was scrapped in October 1946. This is an original poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster has no printed date but was issued by the parent company Transatlantique. Our posters come with a . The Vintage Poster is now a virtual online vintage poster gallery after being open in Laguna Beach for about 30 years. The Vintage Poster is an IVPDA-certified vintage poster dealer. Available online to you 24/7. We are glad to assist you. Our current inventory is online and is updated frequently. To purchase, add the item(s) to your cart and check out. They will be delivered to your door. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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