TRANSPORTATION / ADVERTISEMENT: S.S. “Washington” – Sister Ship of S. S. “Manhattan”.
Author: Worden WOOD (1880-1943).
Place and Year: Hamburg: Franke & Scheibe 1933.
Technique: Off-set colour lithograph on thicker embossed paper 58 x 71,5 cm (22.8 x 28.1 inches) (tiny scratches in the upper left part, white margin with minor age-toning and foxing, otherwise in a good condition).
A large, highly decorative large off-set print in vivid colours represents a luxury ocean liner S S Washington.
The ship was launched on August 20, 1932, and made the first voyage in 1933. Her ister ship S S Manhattan was one year older. The ships were the largest liners ever built in the United States and were in the 1930s known as a luxury connection between the US and Europe.
The print was hanging in an ocean-liner ticket office as an advertisement.
This version, printed in thick colours on paper mimicking the canvas, was made by a Hamburg based publishing house Franke & Scheibe, founded in 1885 and specialized in transportation publications.