These 4 little ladies were the work horses of the AE fleet … and carried passengers and freight. Lovely booklet type deckplan … I love the design! These little ladies went on to have long lives for various owners.
The Indy and Connie were our main liners to the Mediterranean. There exterior and Interior design were certainly wonderful. Impeccable little booklet type deckplan with a blue cover .. I really prefer there over the multi fold plans that were done at other times . Both liners had long life’s and finished their careers in the Hawaiian market. Excellent condition! Note this is a later plan … their original rounded superstructure has been remodeled and squared off.
Touted as :modern American Living at Sea …the Indy and Connie were our main liners to the Mediterranean. There exterior and Interior design were certainly wonderful. Impeccable little booklet type deckplan .. I really prefer there over the multi fold plans that were done at other times . Both liners had long life’s and finished their careers in the Hawaiian market.
Outstanding German Photographic postcard of the beloved SS America. She was the main American on the scene until the SSUS made her 1952 debut. She went to the Greeks and spent many years as the Australis and later Italis and other names. Wonderful and sharp BW view to the little gal!
Outstanding, huge and magnificent deck plan done to cover AE’s popular 4 Aces. I have often wondered why the marketing team created such a huge an lavish deck plan for these little ladies but I think it was because they were so popular and such money earners for the fleet. If you love these little ladies.. this is the best Isometric DP done for them Post WW2. You can’t find one better than this ..excellent condition.
Awesome photo of the ship at NN. The year is 1922 and she will shortly be undergoing her enormous conversion to peacetime use directed by the young WFGibbs. The ships ghostly grey silhouette is shown against the shipyard.. the huge crane clearly in the back ground. Though she would never be a major breadwinner, she brought a lot of international prestige to the US Maritime Community. The photos is in great shape .. whiting on the back telling the date and location of the photo.
Well … I don’t think I have ever seen another Austrails brochure that even comes close to rivaling this one! There are lush full color images of the public rooms … many of which never changed from her glorious SS America days ( many America lovers will like this brochure too!!!) The brochure also had deckplans that showed how the crafty Greeks reconfigured cabins to hold more passengers and increase their profits. it’s just too bad she ended up being wrecked off the Canary Islands. The brochure is in excellent shape!
Wonderful gala menu from a 1957 voyage. The menu has quite a few signatures from people onboard! Always love the celebratory nature of these menus
Lovely breakfast menu for the little lady of the USL fleet. Selections could have been made of: Fruits, Cereals, Fish, Eggs. Meats, “From the Grill”, Preserves and Beverages .. the chef covered it all! I would have gotten a lot fatter if I lived back then … Excellent shape!
Lovely breakfast menu for the little lady of the USL fleet. selections could have been made of: Fruits, Cereals, Fish, Eggs. Meats, From the Grill, Preserves and Beverages .. the chef covered it all! I would have gotten a lot fatter if I lived back then … Excellent shape!
Oh here is a rare one indeed .. and onboard clock from the SS United States. These clocks were used all over the ship … from public rooms to staterooms. The design is very simple .. and of course executed in aluminum. The clock is not currently working and needs some technical TLC ..someone along the way painted the Aluminum arms and hour markers (but least this was done in red, white and blue). Pretty wonderful item for a SSUS lover! These clocks do not surface very often and typically sell for over $1000 when they do. Shipping to be quoted. Distinctly SSUS!
You just cant beat the simple “Grey Star” design that Both Mayer and Lamberton supplied to the USL fleet post WW2. All of these pieces are marked “expressively for US Lines” and are in great shape with minimal signs of daily use. Very Durable quality construction. Lovely!!!
Two article packed Ocean Press newspapers printed onboard the SS America ( March 22 and 24th 1957). You can read about the news from the outside world .. as well as ship activities etc. Nice shape .. like most of these you find, the newsprint paper has yellowed with age
One breakfast, one lunch and one dinner menus from a 1957 voyage. You can’t beat these meals with all the fixins!
Wonderful little guest list for the 1987 USL reunion at the American Merchant Marine Museum. The gathering took place on Halloween 1987 … putting this in perspective, I would have graduated form High School only a few months before. Of Course Frank Braynard was a host … and his lovely wife Doris was also a volunteer. Several of the names stand out to me… Commodore Leroy and Mrs. Alexanderson, Nick Bachko and wife, Dan Eschen just to name a few. The photocopy list is cleverly placed inside a USL Passenger list folder. .. one of the 10000 that were probably available when the SSUS was laid up in 1969.
Great Miniature DP for the lovely little America. Launched in late 1939 .. she was the new flagship and a little larger version of the SS Manhattan and SS Washington. After WW2 she was the running mate of the SSUS. She was sold in the mid Sixties to the Greeks and saw service for many many more years. Excellent condition and include interior room pictures. Printed in March 1954.
Excellent Post WW2 Publicity shot of the Santa Paula … and 2 other Santa Freighter’s. Lovely crisp detail … you can see the Colgate clock in the harbor background. Peacetime had returned!
A great little passenger list from the Maiden voyage of the darling President Wilson. APL was formed with the intervention of the US Government .. combining the Dollar and smaller Pacific coast lines. Lovely maiden list from the lovely post war President Wilson .. she sailed from Yokohama in June of 1948. The list includes facts about the ship as well as a glossary of nautical terms. Great condition with a little ghosting of some of the text.
Lovely passenger list from the second voyage of the President Cleveland dated 2-20-1948. She left San Francisco and sailed to Honolulu, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Manila. There are specs on the ship as well as a nice glossary of “nautical terms”. Bright colors with a little scuffing here and there.
A lovely early postcard for the ship …showing a concept rendering of what the ship would look like. This is actually one of my favorite concept views of the ship … and her final construction was a little different. Great card!
Great George Washington’s Birthday Menus for 2/22/56. The America was out on the Atlantic … of course, Captain Frederick Fender at the helm. The menus is in great shape with r/w/b and gold trimmings.
2 lovely Captain’s dinner menus for the celebratory dinner on May 25th 1956. The captains dinner was always a gala celebration ..the and menu selections certainly reflect the formality. Great menus in good condition … though one menu is missing it’s r/w/b tassel.
Cool REPRODUCTION image of the Club Leviathan … showing a close up of the dance floor and bandstand. You can see the classical columns of an original room beyond the Club’s sleek remodeled Deco interiors in the background. Though the room was very popular … the poor Levi pretty much always ran at a loss. Brand new condition!
Three great items for the lovely SS America. There is a tournament form for ships activities an Alwyard Image postcard and a lovely postcard image of the ship passing the Statue of Liberty. Great little collection in great shape.
Lovely little invite given to a Mrs. Helen Evans to attend cocktails in the Smoking Room on a June voyage. The card was signed by the purser … looks like his name was TH Miller??? The invite and envelope is in good condition with a few scuffs … and a red mark on the envelope !