Those were the days….
Classic Cunard Line poster from 1907….advertising the wonders of the new 20th Century age of high-speed, luxury liner steamship travel across the Atlantic Ocean….from the traditional, old world of Europe….to the vibrant and promising new world of America.
Ocean liners like RMS Lusitania and RMS Mauretania were, in fact, quantum leaps forward in engineering, service and unabashed luxury during the early years of the 20th Century.
»Note: The “Via Queenstown” mention at the bottom of the poster was of major historical importance. Queenstown (now known as Cobh), Ireland, was the departure point for millions of Irishmen who emigrated to America in search of a new and better life….most traveling deep in the lower-cost, lower-class sections of the multi-class grand ocean liners.