Ocean Liner Collectiblesby Myra Yellin Outwater
This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean liner era by showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an Aladdin's lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel. Beginning in the late 1890s, shipping lines forged their identities by commissioning unique furniture, china, silverware, glassware, vases, ashtrays, playing cards, menus, and stationery. These types of items characterized the different ocean liners, from the Normandie with her elegant Art Deco furnishings, to the stainless steel gleam of the S.S. United States, to the old-world luxury of the Queens.
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Did you ever wonder what the life on the Great Liners was like? The Outwaters attempt to recreate that long lost glamour with hundreds of full color pictures and an informative, readable text. A must for anyone who has ever saved a menu from a previous trip, or still savors the memories.