Size: 23.5 x 11 inches
Artist: G.F. Le Hâvre
About the Poster: Paris's interior reflected the transitional period of the early twenties, with something of a magic touch, and every possible kind of interior. Passengers could choose to travel in the standard conservative palatial cabins, but the ship also featured both Art Nouveau as well as hints of Art Deco that the Ice de France would boast six years later.
The luxury of Paris was something no other liner could claim to have. For starters, most first class staterooms had square windows rather than the usual round portholes. In a first class cabin, passengers were able to have a private telephone, which was extremely rare on board a ship. A valet on Paris could be summoned easily from his adjacent room, rather than in a cabin in the second class, uncomfortably far away. (Imagine!)
A little nautical trivia about the S.S. Paris: "Although the Paris was laid down in 1913, her launching was delayed until 1916, and she was not completed until 1921, due to World War I. When she was finally completed, she was the largest liner under the French flag, at 34,569 tons. Although not so large as the Olympic-class or the Imperator-class and not intended to challenge the speed record of the Mauretania, the Paris, operated by the Cie Generale Transatlantique, was one of the finest liners put into service, at the time. She was 768 feet long, 86 feet beam and 60 feet deep."
Poster is lined, extremely rare, highly collectable, in overall very good condition and ready to frame.
From a private collection.