Advertising Poster HAPAG Cruise Ship Steamers Langsschnitt Hamburg America Line. Original vintage advertising poster issued by the Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG) or Hamburg-America Line to promote the cruise ship steamers on their line. The poster displays a cut through view of the ship with all of the compartments on display showing passenger cabins, engine rooms and cargo storage. The ship is identified as Alert Ballin class, Albert Ballin (15 August 1857 9 November 1918) was a German shipping magnate. He was the general director of the Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG) or Hamburg-America Line, which for a time was the world's largest shipping company. Being the inventor of the concept of the cruise ship, he is known as the father of modern cruise ship travel. SS Albert Ballin was an ocean liner of the Hamburg-America Line launched in 1923 and named after Albert Ballin, the visionary director of the Hamburg-America line, who had committed suicide several years earlier. In 1935, the ship was renamed Hansa on orders from the German government. Towards the end of World War II, she was employed to evacuate civilians during Operation Hannibal, and sank after hitting a mine. She was later raised and refitted by the Soviet Union and was finally scrapped in 1982. Fair condition, creasing, tears, staining, paper losses, metal bars on top and bottom edges. Country of issue: Germany, designer: Unknown, size (cm): 68x99, year of printing: 1920s.
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