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Original Vintage Ship Poster American President Lines - Manila Philippines

American President - Manila

J. Clift
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24" x 34" - 61cm x 86cm

Manila is the capital of the Philippines, also known as the Pearl of the Orient. It is a heavily populated city located on the island of Southern Luzon. This poster features vibrant colors of yellow and orange, accentuating Manila’s tropical climate. In this image we see a stylized view of Manila Bay with an American President steamship coming to port. On the right, we see a colorful rendition of the San Agustin Church. This poster is one of a series commissioned by American President Lines to promote travel by way of ship using their 50 port locations.

The American President Lines was created in 1938, just prior to World War II, as a result of the renaming of the Dollar Steamship Lines which emerged from bankruptcy as APL. By 1940 the American Government commissioned 16 new ships, all to be named after American Presidents. The growth of the company continued for the next 70 years with American President Lines Ltd, along with its parent company CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container transportation and shipping company providing more than 80 services. APL operates a container-ship fleet, including 153 container vessels. Formerly a subsidiary of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of CMA CGM, a global transportation and logistics company engaged in shipping and related businesses based in France.

J. Clift was an artist who designed many posters advertising travel to Thailand, Singapore and Manila.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all our posters.

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