NORDDEUTSCHER LLOYD BREMEN / NEW YORK, BALTIMORE. Circa 1880s.
25 1/2x37 inches, 64 3/4x84 cm. Mühlmeister, Johler & Brauns, Hamburg. Condition B: extensive repaired tears, creases, abrasions and overpainting in margins and image; some paper losses to upper image and text. Paper. Framed. Not examined out of frame.
This early ocean liner poster advertises travel between Germany and North and South America. Faint text visible on the ship's prow indicates that the vessel is the S.S. Habsburg, which was launched for the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen line in 1876 (she was scrapped in 1898). A nearly identical poster exists for the same company featuring a two-funneled vessel.