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Ashtray from the S.S. "United States"

Ashtray from the S.S. "United States"
Title
Ashtray from the S.S. "United States"
Date 
1952-1969
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (1.9 x 13.7 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line 
Gift of JoAnn and Charles Srebnik
Object Number 
2012.4.2
Inscriptions 
Bottom center printed in blue with "United States Lines" and eagle logo
Gallery Label 
The United States Lines' luxury oceanliner S.S. "United States," designed by New York naval architect Francis Gibbs, plied the route between New York and Le Havre from 1952 to 1969. Built to be fireproof and capable of record speeds, the ship made the Atlantic crossing in 3 ½ days and reportedly reached a cruising speed of 40 knots. The arrival of the "United States" in New York harbor was a noteworthy event. Gibbs, who maintained an office downtown, always greeted the ship upon its arrival in New York harbor. With the ascendance of the jet age in the 1960s, oceanliners fell out of favor, and the ship was withdrawn from service in 1969. (Today it remains docked on the Delaware River in Philadelphia).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group