Size: 23.5 x 11 inches
Artist: G.F. Le Hâvre
About the Poster: The S.S. France was a French transatlantic liner that sailed for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT), known as "French Line". She was later nicknamed "Versailles of the Atlantic", a reference to her décor which reflected the famous palace outside Paris. Ordered in 1908, she was introduced into the Transatlantic route in April 1912, just a week after the sinking of RMS Titanic, and was the only French liner among the famous four-funnel liners (the "four stackers"). France quickly became one of the most popular ships in the Atlantic. Serving as a hospital ship during World War I, France would have a career spanning two decades. Her overall success encouraged CGT to create even larger liners in the future.
One of a pair of French Line ocean liner posters recently received and linen backed.
Poster is extremely rare, highly collectable, in overall very good condition and ready to frame.
From a private collection.