Original poster by Albert Sebille for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique for the Paris Le Havre New York line, 1922.
Original poster of 1922 by the navy painter Albert Sebille representing the liner France leaving the port of Le Havre for America. The line was operated by the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique or French Line created by brothers Emile and Isaac Pereire in 1855.
The liners of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (the Paris, Normandy, Île de France, France) were often symbolic works of art of their time, intended to represent the image of France abroad. Likewise, the quality of their service, especially the quality of their meals and wines, won the loyalty of a wealthy clientele, especially wealthy Americans at the time of Prohibition.
Weakened by competition from air transport, the service was discontinued in 1974. The company then merged with La Compagnie des Messageries Maritime to create CMA-CGM.
|CGT Paris Le Havre New York
|Country of the poster
|Actual size (inches)
|69 X 104 cm
|CGT French Line
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