Object photography

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On View Nancy and George Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • American artist
  • American Export Isbrandtsen Lines, mid-20th century
  • Ink on paper
  • United States
  • H: 41 in, W: 27 5/8 in (H: 104.1 cm, W: 70.2 cm)
  • Gift of Stephen S. Lash, 2010
  • 2010.37.3


Line across top of poster: "Sunlane Cruises To The Mediterranean", On upper middle right: "SS Atlantic/SS Constitution/SS Independence", In bottom righthand corner: "American Export Isbrandtsen Lines"


This is a poster advertising for American Export Isbrandtsen Lines. The poster has a white background with a cartoon-like depiction of an African-American woman dancing with a tambourine in front of a multicolored montage of exotic locales. The poster is advertising Sunlane Cruise Line's trips to the Mediterranean. Further Remarks: Sunlane Cruise Lines operated under this name from 1962-1967.