Title: Cruise of the S.S.Nieuw Amsterdam II (40-plus Photos in Portfolio)
Binding: Hard cover portfolio
Book Condition: Good condition
Publisher: Locations Vary Publisher Unknown Unknown Date
Seller ID: 2568
Here we have a rigid portfolio filled with more than 40 professional-looking black and white prints, each measuring 8" x 10-3/4". They are all clean and nice with just some waviness to the two short ends which would never show if matted and framed. Most of the pictures are described on the back in blue pen. A few, however, show the photographer as Charles D'Emery, Manugian Studios South Norwalk, Connecticut. The cruise aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam took passengers to Brazil, primarily to Rio; and to Jamaica, Peru, Chile, Panama and Cuba (Havana.) There are also wonderful photos of the ship in day and night. As you can see, the portfolio bears the owner's name and states that it's volume 2. I had hoped the the photo with all the people might be a clue as to when this cruise took place, but it's just a Neptune party celebrating crossing the equator. Research shows the the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam launched first in 1905 and remained in service until 1932. But the one that's responsible for this portfolio was the second S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam which began in 1937 and ended in 1974. Subsequent liners with the same name were Dedicated M.S. Nieuw Amsterdam.