U.S. Lines Poster
- Poster in metal frame
- 20 X 28 inches
- $20 flat fee shipping
This 1920s poster advertised ocean liner travel between Europe and America. The SS Leviathan, originally built as SS Vaterland, was an ocean liner that regularly sailed the North Atlantic briefly in 1914 and from 1917-1934.
During World War I, many branches of the federal government used posters to urge Americans to support the war effort. In a time without radio, TV, or the Internet, posters were an inexpensive way to deliver powerful messages to millions of people. The government hired well-known artists to create designs that unified the American people. Posters continued to be published during World War II, and new posters are still in production. The National Archives holds close to 20,000 posters produced by military and civilian agencies.