(Pullman Gallery Reference Number: 6181)
Cunard White Star, America this Year! By RMS “Queen Mary”. A very scarce, gigantic four-sheet original Art Deco billboard poster over 100 inches wide, used to promote Cunard’s transatlantic service launched in 1936, on RMS Queen Mary. The poster is float mounted in a plain black frame, and glazed with lightweight Plexiglas. Approx size: 110 x 55 inches (280 x 140 cm).
The R.M.S Queen Mary was built along with her sister ship R.M.S Queen Elizabeth as a response to the superliners being built by French and German companies in the early 1930s, and ran the twice-weekly express service to New York from Cherbourg and Southampton. RMS Queen Mary was the flagship of the by-then renamed Cunard Line until October 1946 when she was replaced in that role by R.M.S Queen Elizabeth.