Atlantic Paris New York Oceanline Poster
The Paris was not the luckiest of ships. Begun in 1914, she was obliged to vacate her slip for warship construction before she was completed. She didn't make her first voyage until 1920. Six years later she sank a tugboat in Le Havre; ten lives were lost. In 1929 her interior was ravaged by fire. In 1939, on the eve of sailing for New York, another fire broke out, in her bakery. Fire crews brought it under control but, like the Normandie three years later, she was sunk by the tons of water from the pumps. This poster captures her in brash youth, steaming proudly out of New York.