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French Line - S.S. France

French Line - S.S. France

ID# 13827
Bob Peak
30" x 46"
(76cm x 117cm)
Regular price $1,400 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,400 USD
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This colorful poster was designed for The French Line of cruise ships circa 1962 by artist Bob Peak (1927 - 1992). It specifically promotes the brand new ocean liner, the S.S. France. An assortment of treats that can be found on board is assembled in the foreground. The S.S. France was the longest passenger ship of its time, and held that title until 2004.

The Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (commonly shortened to "CGT"), typically known overseas as the French Line, was a shipping company established in 1861. It began as an attempt to revive the French merchant marine, which was in dire straights following the Crimean War of 1856. The company's first vessel, the SS Washington, had its maiden voyage in 1864. In addition to operating ocean liners, the company also had a significant fleet of freighters. The company survived both World Wars, but was no competition to the expansion of traveling by plane. In 1977, the company merged with the Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes to form the Compagnie Générale Maritime. Then, in 1996, the company Compagnie Générale Maritime merged to form the CMA CGM.

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 of our posters.

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