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|Designer:||Padden, Percy (1885-1965)|
|Dimensions:||63 cm x 102 cm|
|Printed in:||United Kingdom|
|Publisher:||Royal Mail Lines Ltd|
|Printed by:||The Baynard Press, London|
Atlantis was built by Harland & Wolff and launched in 1913 as Andes for the Royal Mail Line. She operated on the route between Southampton and the River Plate in South America.
After WWI she resumed service on the South American route but in 1930 she was converted and given her new name, ATLANTIS and her hull was painted white. Atlantis was built about the time of the Titanic and shares many of the same features, the foremast with crow’s nest, the sleek yacht like design and a tall funnel. Interiors were luxurious for her cruising days in the thirties. Atlantis survived two world wars and after WWII she was chartered for four years by the New Zealand Government to carry emigrants from the UK to New Zealand.
This poster has the same rendering as the Royal Mail 1935 Spring Cruises brochure, depicting a man with his donkey, probably in eastern part of the Mediterranean . Great poster ready to go on the wall.