This is an original 1943 black and white print ad for American Export Lines. Shown in the image is the U. S. S. Explorer and a sailboat beside it.The company was founded in 1919, but unfortunately, went bankrupt in 1977.
This 68+ 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.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 12.75 inches; 25 x 32 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)
This piece was illustrated by Fischer, Anton Otto. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Clipper, Merchant Marine Act of 1936, fleet, cargo, American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines