1937 Print Queen Marie SS Leviathan Bedroom Cruise Ship Luxury Blohm Voss FZ3

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This is an original 1937 halftone print of a disheveled bedroom in the SS Leviathan. This image was taken three years after the ship was out of service. The bed shown was the bed that Romania's Queen Marie slept in. The ocean liner sailed the North Atlantic from 1917 to 1934, and was a flagship for the United States Lines. She was originally named the SS Vaterland, and was built by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, Germany (Deutschland).

Photography by Margaret Bourke-White. Bourke-White was born in the Bronx, New York. Her interest in photography was propelled by her father's love of cameras, and her quest for self-improvement. Bourke-White became the first female war correspondent, and the first female photographer for Life magazine. She became the staff photographer and associate editor for Fortune from 1929 to 1935. During World War II, she took images in the combat zones, and was the only foreign photographer in Moscow when the German forces invaded; she was able to capture the ensuing battle. She is known for her images of Gandhi, and Mohammed Ali Jinnah. Her images portray amazing depth, and wonderful contrast, and can be seen in the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern At, the Library of Congress, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

CONDITION

This 74+ 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 that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.75 x 6.5 inches; 12 x 17 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: passenger ship, cruise, cruise ship, luxury, transatlantic, World War I

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