Object photography

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On View Nancy and George Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • American artist
  • It's Good to be on a Well Run Ship, Holland America Line, mid-20th century
  • Ink on paper
  • United States
  • H: 37 5/8 in, W: 24 1/4 in (H: 95.6 cm, W: 61.6 cm)
  • Gift of Stephen S. Lash, 2010
  • 2010.37.7


At top of poster: "Holland-America Line". Along bottom of poster "It's good to be on a well-run ship."


This is a poster advertisment for a cruise ship, SS. Nieuw Amsterdam. It depicts a ship deck at sea on a sunny day with men and women sitting on deck chairs and conversing as a waiter walks toward them carrying a tray. The primary colors are yellow and blue.