Art Deco Poster French Line Le Havre Southampton New York. Original vintage cruise travel advertising poster for French Line Compagnie Generale Transatlantique Le Havre Southampton New York featuring a stunning design by Terry Allen (b. 1943) depicting a French man wearing a beret and a monocle and smoking a pipe while looking through a telescope at skyscrapers of the New York city skyline reflecting on calm water, the funnels of the steam ship and a row of maritime flags flying on the deck of the passenger liner in the background, the bold stylised lettering running diagonally below. Founded in 1861 (having been established in 1855 by the brothers Emile and Issac Pereire), the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique CGT was a French shipping company known as French Line and Transat; it merged with Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes de Marseille in 1976 to form the Compagnie Generale Maritime CMA CGM. Horizontal. Excellent condition. Country of issue: France, designer: Terry Allen, size (cm): 61x92, year of printing: 1979.