Souvenir Card, SS Leviathan

Description
Souvenir card printed on one side with a drawing of the ocean liner Leviathan and on the other with an abstract of speed, mileage, and weather information for the ship's westboard Atlantic voyage beginning October 16, 1924. A card like this was printed and distributed at the end of every voyage on most ocean passenger ships.
The ocean liner Leviathan was built as the Vaterland for Germany's Hamburg-American Line in 1914. During World War I the American government seized the ship and operated it as a troopship. After a complete reconditioning at Newport News, Virginia, in 1922-23, the Leviathan became the flagship of the new United States Lines, which operated it for the U.S. Shipping Board until 1929. Subsequently sold into private hands, the ship ran until 1934. Laid up as a result of high operating costs and low Depression-era patronage, the Leviathan was sold to Scottish shipbreakers in 1938 and dismantled.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1924
used date
1924
Associated Place
United States: New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 5/8 in x 6 1/8 in; x 11.7475 cm x 15.5575 cm
ID Number
1991.0856.32
catalog number
1991.0856.32
accession number
1991.0856
Credit Line
Gift of Frank O. Braynard, Sea Cliff, New York
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Work and Industry: Maritime
America on the Move
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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