This is an original 1932 Great Deppresion Era black and white print ad for the Italian Cruise Line, featuring Rex, the largest ship built to that date since the end of the First World War, and could travel from New York to the Mediterranean Sea in a scant 5 day journey.
This 81+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - center right. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 5.25 x 11 inches; 13 x 28 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)
Period Paper is proud to offer this collection of advertisements and articles which were originally released in the midst of the Great Depression. This collection provides and interesting look into the products and companies in the United States as it learned the hard reality of unregulated capitalism.