Today in History: Cunard founded in 1840

Today in History: Cunard founded in 1840

178 years ago today, Samuel Cunard founded the first transatlantic boat service, a company called the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, which quickly became known as the Cunard Line. Samuel Cunard himself took part in the maiden voyage on the Britannia, leaving Liverpool on July 4th and arriving in Halifax, Canada, 12 days later. The vessel hosted 115 passengers and included a ladies-only saloon. The fare of 34 guineas covered provisions and wine.

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Announcing Auction 43 on April 29, 2017

Our new auction catalog is online!

We just uploaded the catalog for our spring 2017 poster sale.

http://www.invaluable.com/catalog/al5omkwkst

Our 43rd auction will be held on Saturday, April 29 in San Francisco and will also be conducted live online.

Enjoy!

For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com.

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Today in History: Cunard founded in 1840

Today in History: Cunard founded in 1840

176 years ago today, Samuel Cunard founded the first transatlantic boat service, a company called the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, which quickly became known as the Cunard Line. Samuel Cunard himself took part in the maiden voyage on the Britannia, leaving Liverpool on July 4th and arriving in Halifax, Canada, 12 days later. The vessel hosted 115 passengers and included a ladies-only saloon. The fare of 34 guineas covered provisions and wine.

The Cunard poster by Hans Bohrdt is poart of our Fall 2016 auction in San Francisco.

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Today in History: 1939 New York World’s Fair

Today in History: 1939 New York World’s Fair 
On April 30, 1939, the New York World’s Fair opened its doors to the public. Using the motto “Building a World for Tomorrow,” the opening ceremony featured a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was broadcast live on television, an event that would have significant consequences. While only few people owned a television at the time, it instantly became clear that the TV would become the biggest new mass medium. The Expo Fairground in Flushing Meadow Park in Queens showed two new imposing landmarks: the Trylon and the Perisphere. With 63 participating nations, the fair and its architecture were modern and futuristic. New technologies and consumer goods such as the FM radio, fluorescent lighting, and nylon stockings were among the Fair’s success stories.

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Today in History: Cunard founded in 1840

 

Today in History: Cunard founded in 1840

175 years ago today, Samuel Cunard founded the first transatlantic boat service, a company called the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, which quickly became known as the Cunard Line. Samuel Cunard himself took part in the maiden voyage on the Britannia, leaving Liverpool on July 4th and arriving in Halifax, Canada, 12 days later. The vessel hosted 115 passengers and included a ladies-only saloon. The fare of 34 guineas covered provisions and wine.

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