Mar 04, 2010 - Sale 2205

Sale 2205 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 780
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(COMPAGNIE de NAVIGATION SUD-ATLANTIQUE.) "Gallia." Paquebot-Express "Gallia" / Tonnage 15000 Tonnes, Longueur 175m, Largeur 19,50. Company-issued advertising placard, with a beautiful silver print photographic portrait of the ship by Maurice Bar in the center, 18 1/4x24 inches; the photograph on the original lettered company mount; in lovely condition; expensively framed. France, circa 1913

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The quadruple-screw "Gallia" had a short life. She was in passenger service only a few months before being converted to a troopship. She was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Sardinia in 1916 with a loss of hundreds of lives.