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MANHATTAN & WASHINGTON (1932, 1933)

 

The first new ships for the fledgling United States Lines played it safe with the interiors, sticking with the early 20th Century mindset of implementing a hodge-podge of styles courtesy of the Walter M. Ballard Company. Aldo Lazzarini performed the Herculean task of painting the murals for both ships. Metalwork designed by Oscar Bach could be found in everything from newel posts to pool railings.

 

If you can lay your hands on the Fall 1993 issue of Steamboat Bill, you'll find a comprehensive article by David Hendrickson on these artworks. It is well worth your time.

 

ARTIST ROSTER

Oscar Bach, Aldo Lazzarini

 

BASIC STATS

Length: 705'  |  Beam: 86'  |  Passengers: 1,239  |  24,289 gross tons  |  Speed: 20 knots