The name of the Ship is the Antilles. There are two things I really like about this cover: 1) all the marine life depicted on the cover and 2) isn’t the ocean liner under the water line? That doesn’t bode well. When you open up this very big brochure there is a diagram of the ship. It must be about 2ft by 3ft when completely unfolded. The following 4 images are from this Antilles brochure.
This is the Antilles “salon premiere class.”
It’s the Mexico suite. What this room needs is a serape draped over the couch and a ceramic burro for the coffee table.
The chapel. Evidently, they’re not expecting a big crowd.
I like this cabin the best.
A great card from the Deutschland. There is a slight tear on the side and it appears to have been in a post card book. (Notice the half circles at the bottom of the card.)
Another Deutschland view.
It’s a baggage sticker for the Ile de France.
Some Tourist Class labels from the United States Lines.
A baggage tag from the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique
This is the other side. It sailed 11 days before the Lusitania sank. The Lusitania sank on May 7, 1915.
Five or six years ago my family went on a cruise on this liner — The Ms Oosterdam. It was one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done in my life.
When I was on the Oosterdam I bought this 138 page book about the ship.
Champagne christens the Oosterdam.
This is one of the staircases on the Oosterdam. It’s very glitzy.
We dined in this restaurant while on the ship. It reminds me of Las Vegas.
Captain van Biljouw was captain when the Oosterdam was launched.
A give away from the Compagnie Generale.
It’s a Cunard program for the Queen Mary.
This is the inside of the Queen Mary Cunard program.
Stationary from the Berengaria.
More stationary from the Berengaria.
Royal Mail Steamer Munster stationary. Uh, how did they come up with that name?
S.S. United States stationary.
This brochure looks very patriotic. The S.S. United States was launched in 1952. The following 4 images are from the S.S. United States.
Here’s an image of the dining room. Very red. I would pass on the “Kangaroo Tail Soup.” Hey, the kangaroos need their tails not me.
More red. A whole room dedicated to smoking. It was a different time indeed.
Oh, my. The gay decorator must have been on a break when this bedspread, those chairs and the curtains were approved for this suite. I hope I don’t sound catty. Too late?
I like this image of the ship from within the brochure.
R. M. S. Mauretania brochure. These brochures were very detailed.
The second Mauretania (with two stacks) from 1939.
The Mauretania‘s First Class Restaurant.
First Class Grand Hall (which can be converted to a movie theater).
The Mauretania‘s 1st class lounge.
A 1950s brochure for the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam. The following 8 images are from the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam.
I’ve seen a number of these brochures and it’s unusual to see the crew depicted.
It looks like they’re selling glamour.
Here’s the first class dining salon.
The first class screening room.
Okay, this is still part of first class. Now, I included this photo because I find it odd. These people are inside. The guy is sitting very close to these women and he has his shirt off. I find that odd. If it was a married couple – not so weird but a guy and three women – weird. If they were out by the pool – not weird at all. Maybe, I’m just provincial.
Cabin class with zodiac wall plaques!
Tourist and Cabin class film viewing on a very tiny screen.
Cabin class. If I were her I would ring for the steward and ask him to pour my tea for me.
I bought this postcard years ago. That’s the Kaiser Wilhelm II depicted. The card is from the Columbian Exposition which was held in Chicago in 1893.
This is the back of the Kaiser Wilhelm World Exposition card. I think I like the back even better than the front because of the graphics and the text/typeface.
This appears to be a “trunk” label. It’s a super label and I would love to stay at the Continental Savoy.
Here’s a chart I made up of all the ships depicted in this post.
I went to San Francisco in 2015. While walking to the Ferry Building I saw this building. The Matson Line had ships that sailed between the west coast and Hawaii. In the ceramic tiles that decorate this building there’s fish, water, seashells, anchors, steamships and rope.
This is an image from Wikipedia. Wikipedia was able to get the whole building in the shot –something I wasn’t able to do. I didn’t go into the building because it was closed but that’s on my “to do” list next time I go to San Francisco.
I was looking through some architectural journals in December of 2015 and found this drawing.
I found this cool little brochure on Panama cruises online.
This is the other side.
I really like that image of the ship in the second panel. It makes me want to sail 3rd class.
The interior of the 3rd class brochure.
My book was released on December 16, 2013. It’s called The Odd Fellows.