Object photography

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On View Nancy and George Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • R. S. Pike (American)
  • United States Lines, about 1925
  • Ink on paper
  • United States
  • H: 38 3/4 in, W: 25 1/2 in (H: 98.4 cm, W: 64.8 cm)
  • Gift of Stephen S. Lash, 2010
  • 2010.37.4


On the boarding ramp: "U.S.L.". Line at Bottom: "Comfort-Courtesy-Safety-Speed / UNITED STATES LINES"


This is a poster for the United States Line, depicting a woman and a porter boarding a ship. The ship appears to be in a busy port with activity in the background. U.S.L. is painted in large letters along the boarding ramp. The woman wears a dark blue suit with a yellow blouse and hat; the porter wears a light blue suit and hat and carries a suitcase on his shoulder.