NYC World Fair Holland Oceanline Poster

by Willem Frederick Ten Broek

A montage of symbols with the Perishere and Trylon from the fair, along with the Manhattan skyline and both the U.S. and Dutch flags, not to mention the cruise ship.

Ten Broek's poster for the Holland-American line uses a montage of symbols--the Fairs Trylon and Perisphere, the Manhattan skyline, the U.S. and Dutch flags--to advertise excursions to the 1939 Fair. The ship is, appropriately, the Nieuw Amsterdam--one of the most beautiful ever built, according to some ship-lovers. She had just gone into the service the year of this poster and was in Venezuela when the Germans overran Holland in 1940. She subsequently served as an Allied troop transport during the war. An English-language variant of the design was also produced; this is the German version.

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