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Various: pre-war - Red Star & American Line lithographed ruler w/ portrait

Product Description

Red Star Line & American Line:  A lithographed metal ruler distributed to booking agencies as a promotional item.  Included in 12” are lovely artwork, a fleet list, a list of offices, and yes, even measurement tools. 


Notice the name on front, International Navigation Company.  J. Pierpoint Morgan bought the company in 1902 and greatly expanded it into his International Mercantile Marine Corporation.  Judging by the fleet list, the ruler is from 1900, just before Morgan stepped in. 

The front side features a lovely lithographed image of the ST. LOUIS or ST. PAUL steaming through calm seas.  Sailboats dart about close-by.  The style is reminiscent of famed Belgian artist Henri Cassiers (1858-1944) who painted many images for Red Star.  Much of the ink on the handle of the ruler is missing but the image shows the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch at Brooklyn's Great Army Plaza.  The arch was finished in 1892.

The fleet list is topped by American Line vessels ST. LOUIS, ST. PAUL, NEW YORK, and PARIS.  ZEELAND is listed next with a notation that it was under construction.  That ship took her maiden voyage in 1901.  General offices from New York to Vienna are listed.  One side of the ruler shows inches.  The other side shows "agate" and "nonpareil" markings which were used to determine typeface height for advertising.  The ruler was manufactured by the Standard Advertising Company of Coshocton, Ohio.  What a gem!

Good condition with paint loss on the handle.

$150.00
Maximum quantity available reached.