LOIS GAIGG (1905-1944) LLOYD EXPRESS / NORTH GERMAN LLOYD BREMEN. 1929. 35 1/4x24 inches, 89 1/2x61 cm. J.F. Tapley Co., Long Island City. Condition A- / B+: minor tears, creases and foxing at edges; pin holes in corners; metal strips at top and bottom for hanging. Paper. The sister ships Bremen and Europa were launched in 1929 and 1930, respectively. The Columbus, launched in 1924, was retrofitted in 1929 with shorter funnels, making her closer in appearance to the two other ships. Gaigg, who worked with Joseph Binder, won a poster competition with this design in 1929, the results of which were published in Gebrauchsgraphik magazine. This poster exists in a larger, German language version and with several different text variations. Note that this English language variant was printed in New York. Passenger Ships 79 (var), Schipp & Affiche 25 (var).