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Trans Atlantic Collection

"Trans-Atlantic: A Journey Through Time and Luxury" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the golden era of transatlantic travel

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Poster advertising Holland America Line

Poster advertising Holland America Line
Poster advertising the Holland America Line from Rotterdam, calling at Le Havre, Southampton, Cobh in Ireland, New York and Canadian ports

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Normandie Poster

Normandie Poster
Poster emphasising the great size of the French transatlantic liner at Le Havre - dwarfing even the New York skyline !

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Poster, Zeppelin to South America

Poster, Zeppelin to South America
Poster advertising the German Zeppelin Hamburg-American Line, LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin airship service from Friedrichshafen, Germany, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. circa 1934

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Cunard White Star liner

Cunard White Star liner
The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth sails into New York Date: circa 1940

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Hamburg American line passenger ship poster

Hamburg American line passenger ship poster
Bright and graphic poster advertising the Southampton to New York service run by the Hamburg-American company. An enormous passenger liner is depicted with its funnels belching smoke

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Southampton Docks - Great Ocean Liners

Southampton Docks - Great Ocean Liners
Aerial View of Southampton Docks - Great Ocean Liners awaiting departure on the Trans-Atlantic route. The ships include RMS Olympic. Date: circa 1930

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: TITANIC: MENU, 1912. Menu for third-class passengers on board the White Star liner Titanic

TITANIC: MENU, 1912. Menu for third-class passengers on board the White Star liner Titanic, 14 April 1912, on the voyage which would end later that day when the ship sank after colliding with an

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Poster - White Star Line liners RMS Titanic and RMS Olympic

Poster - White Star Line liners RMS Titanic and RMS Olympic
Poster for the White Star Line luxury liners RMS Titanic (which tragically sank after striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage on April 15, 1912) and RMS Olympic. Date: circa 1912

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: RMS Mauretania (Launched 1938)

RMS Mauretania (Launched 1938)
RMS Mauretania. A successor to RMS Mauretania of 1906. Launched 28th July, 1938 she saw only the briefest period of commercial operation before being requisitioned by the British Government for use

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Poster advertising Pan American World Airways

Poster advertising Pan American World Airways
Poster for Pan American World Airways, later known as Pan Am, advertising a direct service between Paris and New York. Enfin!

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900

SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900
Photograph of the North German Lloyd Liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at sea, 1900. This liner was built by the Vulcan Shipyards at Stettin with the aim of winning the Blue Riband

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Luggage label, Zeppelin to South America

Luggage label, Zeppelin to South America
Luggage label, Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei (Airline) for the LZ 129 Hindenburg flight to South America. The passenger is a Mrs Sinclair, destination Rio de Janeiro, berth number 32. 1936

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Cunard poster

Cunard poster
Poster for Cunard shipping line and their service to the USA and Canada featuring the magnificent Aquitania being pulled into port by tug boats

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: The Queen Mary liner

The Queen Mary liner
A sectional plan of the interior of the liner Queen Mary, which operated mainly in the North Atlantic. Launched in September 1934, her maiden voyage began in May 1936

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Compagnie Generale Transatlantique

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique
Poster advertising Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, the French shipping company, illustrated by the S.S. Ile de France, its first ship to be decorated in Art Deco

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: NORMANDIE (DECKS)

NORMANDIE (DECKS)
French transatlantic liner - the Promenade Decks

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: NORMANDIE (DINING)

NORMANDIE (DINING)
French transatlantic liner - the First Class dining saloon

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Cunard Line poster

Cunard Line poster
Poster advertising the Royal Mail four screw steamers of the Cunard Line shipping line, Lusitania and Mauretania, the finest, fastest and largest steamers in the world

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Aviator John Alcock 1919

Aviator John Alcock 1919
Captain in the Royal Air Force, he was the pilot of the first direct transatlantic flight in June 1919 with navigator Arthur Whitten Brown

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Wreckage of Hawker and Grieves Sopwith Atlantic used in their attempt to cross the Atlantic

Wreckage of Hawker and Grieves Sopwith Atlantic used in their attempt to cross the Atlantic (b / w photo)
3094455 Wreckage of Hawker and Grieves Sopwith Atlantic used in their attempt to cross the Atlantic (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Cunard Line Transatlantic Steamer Timetable poster

Cunard Line Transatlantic Steamer Timetable poster
Timetable poster advertising the journey times of the Transatlantic steamers of the Cunard Line with 2nd class and Cabin Fares lisited from Liverpool for New York, October 1910. 1910

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Queen Elizabeth On The Phone

Queen Elizabeth On The Phone
London, England: December 19, 1961 Britains Queen Elizabeth talks to Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker as she inaugurated the Canadian Trans-Atlantic Telephone cable system by making the first

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Baggage Label for the Cunard Line

Baggage Label for the Cunard Line
A fine example of a luggage label - a bag label for the Cunard Line, featuring a picture of the RMS Mauretania. According to the notes on the reverse of this tag

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: The Passenger Who Dared to Feel Sea-Sick on the Queen Mary

The Passenger Who Dared to Feel Sea-Sick on the Queen Mary
Humorous illustration by H.M. Bateman showing a passenger, green at the gills with sea sickness being observed by his unsympathetic passengers on the Queen Mary ocean liner

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Atlantic Cable Laying

Atlantic Cable Laying
Illustration of workers on board the Great Eastern passing out cable for the Trans-Atlantic telegraph cable in July 1866. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: R. M.s Baltic

R. M.s Baltic
R.M.S Baltic - the second ship of that name belonging to the White Star Line. The largest ship in the world until 1905. In April 1912

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Alcock and Brown - Aviators

Alcock and Brown - Aviators
British aviators John Alcock (1892 - 1919) and Arthur Whitten Brown (1886 1948) made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919.[1] They flew a modified World War I Vickers Vimy bomber

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner

RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner
The RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Empress of Britain, an ocean liner built between 1928 and 1931, owned by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: NORMANDIE (POOL)

NORMANDIE (POOL)
French transatlantic liner - the First Class swimming pool

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Arthur Whitten Brown

Arthur Whitten Brown
Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force, he was the navigator of the first direct transatlantic flight in June 1919 piloted by Captain John Alcock

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Poster advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie (colour litho)

Poster advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie (colour litho)
LEE249087 Poster advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie (colour litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: to the Amazon, the Antillies)

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: The Prince and Princess Michael of Kent Prince Michael and Captain Eric Westropp

The Prince and Princess Michael of Kent Prince Michael and Captain Eric Westropp, both officers of the 11th Hussars, stationed at Tidworth

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July 21st, 1865, 1865

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: The Steamer Tiverton off Gravesend, 1884

The Steamer Tiverton off Gravesend, 1884
Scene on the River Thames at Gravesend prior to the transatlantic crossing of the emigrant steam ship Tiverton, 1884

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: French Line Cruise Ships

French Line Cruise Ships
Advertisement for the French Line transatlantic crossing on board the Ile de France : " come aboard for all the fun of France"

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Departure of FINLAND with Olympic candidates, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Departure of FINLAND with Olympic candidates, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Departure of FINLAND with Olympic candidates, 1912. Shows the Red Star Line ship Finland, which transported the US Olympic team to the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Inner Skin of VATERLAND, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Inner Skin of VATERLAND, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Inner Skin of VATERLAND, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Section of Turbine for VATERLAND, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Section of Turbine for VATERLAND, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Section of Turbine for VATERLAND, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: IMPERATOR, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

IMPERATOR, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
IMPERATOR, between c1910 and c1915. Shows the S.S. Imperator being built, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Athletes on FINLAND, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Athletes on FINLAND, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Athletes on FINLAND, 1912. Shows the Red Star Line ship Finland, which transported the US Olympic team to the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Olympic Athletes, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Olympic Athletes, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Olympic Athletes, 1912. Shows American Olympic athletes aboard the Red Star Line ship Finland, which transported the US Olympic team to the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: FRANCE, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

FRANCE, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
FRANCE, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: LUSITANIA, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

LUSITANIA, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
LUSITANIA, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Olympic, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Olympic, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Olympic, 1911. Shows the arrival of the White Star ocean liner Olympic in New York, June 21, 1911 after her maiden transatlantic voyage.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Capt. and crew of MACKAY-BENNETT, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Capt. and crew of MACKAY-BENNETT, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Capt. and crew of MACKAY-BENNETT, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Life boat drill, Holland America Line - putting boats over the side, between c1910 and c1915

Life boat drill, Holland America Line - putting boats over the side, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageTrans Atlantic Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Sir Robert Peel addressing bystanders...at Valencia, 1865

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Sir Robert Peel addressing bystanders...at Valencia, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Sir Robert Peel addressing the bystanders after the taking of the shore end of the cable to the Telegraph House at Valencia, 1865



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"Trans-Atlantic: A Journey Through Time and Luxury" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the golden era of transatlantic travel. From the iconic Normandie Poster to the captivating poster advertising Holland America Line, these vintage artworks transport us to a bygone era where elegance and grandeur ruled the seas. Imagine boarding a Cunard White Star liner, feeling the excitement build as you set sail across the vast Atlantic Ocean. The allure of adventure beckons with every stroke of paint on a Zeppelin to South America poster or an enticing Hamburg American line passenger ship advertisement. The RMS Mauretania, launched in 1938, stands as a testament to innovation and engineering prowess. Its sleek design epitomizes luxury travel at its finest. Yet amidst this opulence lies tragedy - symbolized by TITANIC's haunting menu for third-class passengers on that fateful night in 1912 when destiny collided with an iceberg. As aviation took flight, Pan American World Airways soared above oceans, connecting continents like never before. A simple luggage label from a Zeppelin journey to South America evokes images of floating through clouds towards distant horizons. Cunard's enduring legacy is beautifully captured in their timeless posters that enticed travelers aboard their majestic ships. And who can forget The Queen Mary liner? Majestic and regal, she sailed gracefully across the Atlantic Ocean carrying dreams and aspirations within her hull. Finally, we pay homage to SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse - an embodiment of early 20th-century maritime marvels that paved the way for future voyages across treacherous waters. Transatlantic journeys have shaped history while leaving indelible imprints on our collective imagination. These hints offer glimpses into extraordinary tales woven together by human ambition and wanderlust – stories waiting to be discovered anew with each passing generation.