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Linea De Ward Espana - Cuba - Mexico Servicio Rapido Regular de Pasaje y Carga
New York: Wendell P. Colton Co. . Poster. Color lithograph. Page measures 36.75" x 24". A unique poster from the interwar and prohibition period in 20th century US history. This poster advertisement is for the Ward Line, also known as the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company which operated passenger and cargo service out of New York City from 1841 to 1954. The two steamship featured on this poster are S.S. Orizaba and SS. Siboney. During World War I, the U.S. government commandeered Orizaba and Siboney and outfitted them for military duties which was common practice during the war. The Ward Line reacquired the ships after they were decommissioned by the US government. The routes with the Ward Line, from New York to Cuba and Mexico were successful in part because it was a way for people to get around Prohibition. The transatlantic route to Spain was apparently not as successful due to a lack of passengers. A tall ship can be seen off in the distance, which juxtaposed with the modern steamer, points to it as a way of the past. Small tear at bottom center. Hanging metal clips attached. Rare.
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Last Found On: 2015-10-11           Check availability:      ABAA    

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