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On View Nancy and George Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • J. Paige (French)
  • French Line, 1950
  • Ink on paper
  • France
  • H: 35 in, W: 26 3/4 in (H: 88.9 cm, W: 67.9 cm)
  • Gift of Stephen S. Lash, 2010
  • 2010.37.5


On upper left: "Greet Europe relaxed and refreshed by France-Afloat". In text box on bottom left: "From the moment you step aboard a French line ship, 'till you disembark, life is sparkling and gay like French champagne. Whether you are bound for England or the Continent, choose a great French Line ship: the luxurious LIBERTE, the celebrated ILE DE FRANCE, or the informal FLANDRE." At bottom left "French Line/610 Fifth Ave., New York 20, N.Y." script and text box along left hand side of poster. Possibly signed, "J. Paige"


This is a poster for the French Line. It depicts a ship deck at night with men and women conversing and dancing in evening wear. It is drawn in shades of blue, black, red and yellow.