The Oceana was put in service on the Southampton-Cape Town route in 1891 as the Scot for the Union Line.She became the Oceana in 1905, when rebuilt as a cruise ship by Hamburg-American Line.After several changes of ownership, she was scrapped in Italy in 1927.
Lasar Segall‘s work was considered “degenerate art” by Nazi Germany and and could no longer be shown in exhibitions. Segall created one of his most famous artworks in 1939, known as Navio de emigrantes (Ship of Emigrants).
A ship, overcrowded with emigrant passengers, their solemn faces and lack of expression showing the brutal reality of emigrants during their depressing, and sometimes dangerous, voyage to a new life.
Amerika was built for the HAPAG New York service in 1905. She was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast, whose owner Lord Pirrie had a major interest in the Hamburg America Line. She was seized by the USA in 1917, and renamed America. Initially used as a troopship, she was passed to the United States Lines in 1921. She was badly damaged by fire in 1926, and scrapping was considered. She ailed again from 1927-31, and was then laid up. Rebuilt in 1942 (with only one funnel) and used as the US Army transport Edmund B.Alexander until 1949. She was broken up in 1958.
June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrell, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.