Publisher New York: Redfield-Kenrick-Odell Co., 1926
Seller ID SGG213B-27
Stapled pamphlet. 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. (36) pp. Index, 30 color maps (including a double-page map of the world), many with insets, population tables, tables of statistics for Cunard Lines travel; text unmarked, light-water stains to the lower corners of the fore-edge of the text. Pictorial wrappers with half-tone photographic image; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, soiling, and water-stains. Rubber stamp of Crabtree's Travel Office, Oakland and Berkeley, on the front cover and inside the rear cover. Very Good. This is the type of material provided by major ocean liners to help promote ocean travel in the 1920s and help prospective travelers plan their trips. It provides an atlas of the world; I was tempted to count the number of countries printed on page 1, but it appears the list includes many regions throughout the world as well as countries. Ocean travel was the only way to reach Europe during the 1920s; and the world's great steamships symbolized glamour, luxury, and high-seas adventure for many. During the Jazz Age, Henry Ford, Charlie Chaplin, F. Scott Fitzgerald and other famous millionaires, politicians and celebrities sailed around the world in high style and elegance in these grand floating palaces. A young Lawrence Clark Powell signed on to an ocean liner as a pianist during this time period; he was paid for his services, and was one of a large staff of physicians, nurses, activities directors, chefs, waiters, valets, maids, tailors, and shoeshine boys that catered to the desires of the first-class passengers.
Cunard and Anchor Lines, Atlas of the World, Ocean Liner, Ocean Travel