The Hamburg-Amerika Linie [Line] was a transatlantic shipping enterprise established in Hamburg, Germany in 1847 and it operated through 1970. This 1929 poster promotes travel from to the Orient along the Mediterranean. An unusual color palette of bright orange and blue is used to depict the sun setting on a mosque along the sea, and a man rests in the arches of a nearby monument.
Before the First World War, the Hamburg-America Line was one of the largest fleets of commercial ships in the world. With so many of its ships damaged in the war years, Hapag (as it is also known) rebuilt its fleet in the '20s and '30s with sturdier, more efficient vessels that would help it re-brand as a company that was reliable and steady to sail with.
Ottomar Anton (1895-1976) created many shipping line posters. He is mostly known for his images depicting zepellins, most notably The Hindenberg.
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