Boeing 1966 50th ann
How many of these airlines are still in existence?
Advert using artwork in the best tradition.
Douglas DC8 1960s Lockheed Constellation 1945
In February, the date of this ad, no one knew when the war would end, but there was an optimism in the talk of peace (sometime) in the future.
Chris Craft 1945
Another ad from February with talk of what would be available after Victory.
SS Lurline of the Matson Line 1942
A wartime advert.
SS President Wilson 1948
Advert for the American Presidents Line. The loss of the Japanese fleet during WW2 meant that this and the SS President Cleveland dominated the Pacific route. The superstructure was mainly aluminium. They were fast and luxurious, carrying 1st and tourist class. they were sold to the Far East in 1973 and scrapped the following year.
Santa Paula of the Grace Line, 1955
Christopher Deake’s authoritative book "A postcard history of the Passenger Liner" shows a card dated 1958 with this liner painted white, single mast behind bridge and 1 funnel. There is no mention of a refit or earlier ships of that name. My guess is a refit - if so, he goes on to give its end as a hotel in Kuwait bombed in the 1991 Gulf war.
Ships of the Italian Line 1956
Picture page of a 2 page advert.
Image depicting the departure of the cruise liner Lurline of the Matson Line.
Relaxation on board the cruise liner Lurline.
The Bristol Wayfarer 1946
Miles Marathon 1946
Classic image of a plane crossing the coastline of England.
Bristol Bulldog fighter late 1920s
Interesting advert showing this British fighter with inverted Swastika.
Napier and Son
1951 advert with a background image of iconic Spitfires taking off or being worked upon by ground crew.