National Geographic : 1939 Sep
1zfee On Thursday, August 31st, the largest and finest liner ever to be built in the United States will be launched. She will be chris tened AMERICA. Next spring, she will jointhe popularMANHATTAN and WASHINGTON in a weekly service to ALL EUROPE. Down the Ways slides the huge, graceful hull. Water-borne, and work starts at once on her glisten ing super-structure and interior ... completely glass enclosed promenade... mammoth sun decks... stream lined funnels. Next spring she's ready ... a completely modern luxury liner. And a proud ship she will be-the new America! Not only will she carry on the traditions of gracious hospi tality and skillful management which have won so many thousands of friends for her famous sisterships, the Manhattan and Washington, but also she will em body every feature that careful planning and long ex perience can devise for luxurious ocean travel. The MANHATTAN and WASHINGTON with the D. i_' _-./ . ... , D-- . .. 7t. .1 . ,. 1.l.k Interior Decoration will follow strikingly simple lines. Soft, neutral colors predominate-creating a restful and subdued background for shipboard activity. Above is a sketch of one of the roomy cabin class staterooms,which, like every room on theship will be thought fully arranged and equipped with every modern convenience. Press.Har dngan Pres. ooseve t o erregu arwee y sailings direct to Ireland, England, France and Ger many. Your TRAVEL AGENT has complete details, and will soon be supplied with special literature fea turing the new AMERICA. * I One Broadway, New York; 216 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago; 665 Market St., San Francisco; 19 King St., East, Toronto. Offices in other principal cities.