D. "Columbus" [1920s German ocean liner]
Norddeutschen Lloyd

Norddeutschen Lloyd. D. "Columbus." Bremen, n.d. [1924 or later]. [28]p, 12 plates on rectos. Good paperbound (small tear out of front cover at spine; last page has come unstapled; else near fine). ** In its day the "Columbus" was the largest and fastest ocean liner in the German merchant marine. Completed in 1924, it carried 1650 passengers and was notable for its outdoor swimming pool, among other luxuries. It was scuttled in 1939 off the coast of Virginia. The fine large collotype plates give meaning to the term "floating hotel." The public rooms and first-class staterooms were elaborately furnished with paneling, tapestries, fireplaces, glass ceilings, chandeliers, heavy draperies, carpeting, ornate furniture, and the like. Views of the library, games room, dining rooms, salon, staterooms, promenade deck, etc. The swimming pool is not shown. (Item ID: 1005700)


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