Details: This poster is of the vintage ad created by A.M. Cassandre. It shows a drawing of SS Normandie. At the bottom it says Normandie. Transatlantique French Line. Le Havre - Southampton - New York.
The Normandie was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire France for Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. When launched in 1932 she was the largest and fastest ship in the world, and she maintains the distinction of being the most powerful steam turbo-electric propelled passenger ship ever built. In 1942, while being converted to a troopship during World War II, Normandie caught fire, capsized, and sank at the New York Passenger Ship Terminal.