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1900's Original Vintage German Poster - North German LLoyd - Hamburg America Line

$200.00
  • 1900's Original Vintage German Poster - North German LLoyd - Hamburg America Line

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1900's Original Vintage German Poster - North German LLoyd - Hamburg America Line

$200.00

Date: 1900's
Size:  19.5 x 19.5 inches (matted)
Artist: Unknown

About The Poster: 

This lovely vintage poster features publicity for the seven ship line offered by the  HAPAG for short also called Hamburg-American lines in English.

"The Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG for short, often referred to in English as Hamburg America Line (sometimes also Hamburg-American Line, Hamburg-Amerika Linie or Hamburg Line); Hamburg American Packet-shipping Joint-stock company) was a transatlantic shipping enterprise established in Hamburg, Germany, in 1847. Among those involved in its development were prominent citizens such as Albert Ballin (Director General), Adolph Godeffroy, Ferdinand Laeisz, Carl Woermann, August Bolten and others, and its main financial backers were Berenberg Bank and H. J. Merck & Co. It soon developed into the largest German and at times the world's largest, shipping company, serving the market created by the German immigration to the United States and later immigration from Eastern Europe. On 1 September 1970, after 123 years of independent existence, HAPAG merged with the Bremen-based North German Lloyd to form Hapag-Lloyd AG."

This poster would be a great addition to an office, a study space or even a kids room. The poster is in excellent condition and was recently professionally matted. Ready to be framed.