This is an original 1924 monochrome in-text lithograph of a ship called "American Legion" that was part of the Munson Line. Originally named "Badger State", the ship was completed on January 10th, 1919, and renamed once given to the United States Shipping Board. In 1939 the American Legion was transferred to the War Department and eventually used to rescue Princess Märha of Norway in Petsamo, Finland, having lost her nation to the Nazis in 1940. The ship was used as a transport vessel for the remainder of the war, and was promptly decommissioned and sold for scrap in 1948.
This 87+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Product Type: Original In-Text Lithograph; Monochrome
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 4.5 inches; 15 x 11 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Historic, Liner