Messageries Maritimes. The Sure Way

Messageries Maritimes. The Sure Way

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  • Condition: B+ (v small closed edge nicks)
  • Date: c.1935
  • Printer: Hill, Siffken & Co
  • Publisher: Cie des Messageries Maritimes
  • Size: Double Royal (1010 x 635 mm)

A rare, original, shipping poster for the French Messageries Maritimes Company, c. 1935. The design features the recently completed motor passenger ship Président Doumer, superimposed on the globe of a Belisha Beacon. Printed in England for the British market, this unusual image was intended to imply that crossing the sea was as safe and easy as crossing the road. The poster has a blank section at the top for overprinting details of special offers. The Président Doumer was requisitioned by the French Navy as a troopship in 1940 and sunk by a German U-Boat two years later. A higher resolution image is available for viewing on request.