1. Hapag Dampfer “Oceana”

    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.

    Bermuda-Atlantic Steamship Company

     
  2. Dampfer vor NY

    (steamship in New York)

     
  3. Lasar Segalls 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.

    Immigrants on the SS Bremen

    Maritime Monday for April 29th, 2013:
    Weimar

     
  4.  
  5. The African Queen - French Movie Poster

    Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner, Gerald Onn, and John von Kotze.

    Directed by John Huston

     
  6. dansles voor Engelse Matrozen 1925

    (dance of the English sailors) 
    still though…   wut

     
  7.  
  8. Illustration by Fortunino Matania of King George VI

    From The Tatler magazine (Coronation number), 19th May 1937.

    Original (2479 x 1926)

     
  9.  
  10. At the quayside, 1920s

    Found in a box of negatives from Amersham & Kent House, SE Londonoriginal (5226 x 3477)

     
  11. Yachts starting, Hastings, England

    Views of the British Isles, in the Photochrom print collection;
    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

     
  12. View from the pier, NW Herne Bay, England

    Views of the British Isles, in the Photochrom print collection;
    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

     
  13. The cliffs, Hunstanton, England

    Views of the British Isles, in the Photochrom print collection;
    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

     
  14. The Amerika of Hamburg America Line at the Prince of Wales Pier, Dover

    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.

     
  15. blakesby:

    US Bikini Laws, 1922

    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.

    - National Photo Co.

    (via dirtyriver)