Lovely full colored Lester Beal designed deck plans for the Tourist Class areas on the mighty Big U. These are the glossy covered version … so they probably date to the later 50’s or early 60’s. Excellent condition.
Great CC deck plans for the sweetheart SS America. The covers for USL deck plans were redesigned by Lester Beal just before the SSUS came into service with their colorful RWB design and American eagle symbol. Nice Interior Black and White Photos. These are dated November 1952.
Nice set of 4 index cards from the South Seas service of the Monterey or Mariposa.
3 dinner and 1 lunch menu for the ship as she was sailing across the pacific toward the United States. The dinner menus are dated 3/14/49, 2/14/49 and 2/11/1949 … the lunch menu is dated 3/9/1949. Captain Hobart J Ehman was in charge, JL McKay was chief steward and HL Schurtz was the executive chef. Excellent cover graphics.
A great early dinner menu for the ship dated September 13, 1948 .. as the ship was en-route to Shanghai. Captain Hobart J Ehman was in charge, JT McCartney was chief steward and HL Schurtz was the executive chef. Excellent cover graphics
4 nice dinner menus for a summertime voyage … Captain Joseph D. Cox was in command. These folks ate well and had a marvelous and varied selection to choose from every night. 2 of the menus are oversized and celebrate Aloha and Oriental Night. Great condition and good graphics.
Very nice deck plan booklet done for the 4 sisters. IMO, these ladies were pretty ugly with their original stove pipe funnels … and not greatly improved when a more conventional funnel was fitted later in their lives. The brochure itself is in excellent condition.
Excellent and like new … ATW Presidents Polk and Monroe deck plan foldout. One entire side is dedicated to plans and interior accommodations … the other showing destination and voyage info.
Nice shore excursion program printed in October of 1961 for the many and varied excursions that were available on the ship’s ATW voyages. Excellent condition.
From the note on back this card originated onboard the President “slow” Polk …I can only imagine sailing slowly along on one of the ATW voyages.
Good Gala Menu cover and 2 FC Breakfast menus from an Eastbound voyage in July of 1956. Good condition with expected aging and border bumps.
The best brochure you could have gotten for the NS Savannah!!! Filled with lovely full color photography and color-coded deck plans … this ship was well ahead of her time! Lucky this George Sharp Beauty is still with us and you can visit her in Baltimore Harbor.
The best Brochure you could have gotten for the Post War Aces: Exeter and Excalibur. These are filled with lovely full color photography and color-coded deck plans … the best for these 2 ships!
Lovely Profile and outdoor pool Post cards for the Modern AE liner.
Excellent log card for the ships voyage 127 East bound to Bremerhaven via Le Harve and Southampton. Looks like there was at least one day of rough sea on this March voyage.
Excellent log card for the ships voyage 130 west bound to NY from Southampton via Le Harve. This card does have some browning toning with its age.
In a nutshell…”Keep your valuables locked up” … theft was always an issue when the ships were in port and visitors could walk freely aboard.
Gala Menu and Daily Program for the mighty SSUS … Richard Ridington was in command on this particular voyage. The ship was travelling eastbound for Europe.
Excellent Gala Menu for the America with her Famous early image of the ship by Alyward. John Anderson was in command of the ship for this voyage dated 7/12/1952 (someplace she would cross paths with the new SSUS on her maiden Voyage) … he would soon become master of the SSUS. A couple of “wine” blemishes on the cover but still a nice early menu.
Excellent FCDP for the lovely America … colorful graphic designs by Lester Beal and full of excellent interior photography. LA, CA agency stamp on rear.
Great little booklet “The Desert Goes to Sea” … the murals in the cocktail lounge of the SSUS. Great condition other than a small chip off the back cover.
Great Cruise deck plan for the mighty SSUS … adorned with condo drum, maraca and other instrument players.
Fancy dinner menu for the President Polk as she was en route to Yokohama on cruise around the world voyage 62. These folks ate well!
Great PL for the lovely Little Monterey as she was sailing form Hawaii to San Francisco on July 26th 1962.
One of the best reference materials for the ship was this 1984 auction catalogue … packed with unique lots of furniture, artwork, towels, teapots, toilets … basically everything onboard … all was for sale! I sure wish I would have been old enough to go to the auction!