History of Vessels Travel Ads 1890-1930

History of Vessels Travel Advertising 1890-1930

At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, many shipping lines that transported mail and some passengers transformed their ships into luxury  Vessels . It was no longer just the flow of immigrants to America. It was a transportation business by sea. And luxury in many cases. This is a brief history of the passengers who crossed the Atlantic oceans on ships. And of the graphic advertisements of that time

History of Travel on Sailboats

In 1818, the Black Ball Line shipping company offered the first regular passenger service from the United Kingdom to the United States with a fleet of sailing ships, offering comfort services to passengers. A few years later numerous companies followed their example offering their services around the world.

History of Vessels travel ads 1890-1930
United States Lines - History of Vessels travel ads 1890-1930

In 1840, the ship of the British shipping company Cunard Line, the RMS Britannia began its first regular passenger and cargo service performed by a steamship, sailing from Liverpool to Boston. But sailboats still maintained a dominant position in passenger traffic
In 1845, the SS Great Britain became the first propeller-driven iron-hulled ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Fighting for the Passengers

In the British market, the Cunard Line and the White Star Line maintain a fierce competition from the purchase of the latter company by Thomas Ismay in the late 1860s. The competition is focused on shortening the time between the United Kingdom and New York

History of Vessels travel ads 1890-1930
Cunard Line - History of Vessels Travel Ads 1890-1930

In 1899, the White Star Line introduced a new type of boat with the name of RMS Oceanic. The construction of the RMS Oceanic marked a point of inflection from which the White Star stopped competing in speed to offer more comfort and luxury to its passengers.

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The enlarging Market: Germany

In 1897 there was an event in the History of Vessels Travel Ads. Germany appeared in the shipping market of the atlantico with the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse of Norddeutscher Lloyd. A few years later three more twin ships, belonging to the Kaiser class, were added. This ship was the first to own four. The ship would only have needed two for the operation of its boilers, but a larger number of chimneys gave passengers a greater sense of security and was used as a marketing argument

White Star Line - History of Vessels Travel Ads 1890 -1930
White Star Line - History of Vessels Travel Ads 1890 -1930

In 1900, the shipping company HAPAG launched the SS Deutschland, also equipped with four chimneys and built to develop high speed. but this increase in speed caused vibrations in the structure of the ship, so it lost market given the discomfort of traveling in those conditions

Larger and Faster Passenger  

In 1902, Cunard built two new ocean liners, the RMS Lusitania and the RMS Mauretania, designed to reach a cruising speed of close to 24 knots.

In 1911, the White Star Line launched the RMS Olympic the first of three vessels of 45,000 gross tons, (Olympic class). The other two vessels were to the RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic.

White Star Line - History of Vessels Travel Ads 1890 -1930
White Star Line - History of Vessels Travel Ads 1890 -1930

In 1912, the RMS Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg, leaving a balance of more than 1,500 people dead. The HMHS Britannic sank November 21 while crossing the Kea channel (Aegean Sea), in the Greek archipelago by an explosion caused by a mine. In this shipwreck 29 people died.

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And the war took the Vessels

Before starting WWI, the shipping line Hamburg America Line ordered the construction of three large giant ships, the SS Imperator, SS Vaterland and SS Bismarck, all with more than 51,500 gross tons. The Imperator was launched in 1912, and the Bismarck (later renamed the RMS Majestic) would be the largest ship in the world until 1935.

These ships were not in service with the Hamburg America Line before the First World War. After the war, they were handed over as war reparations after the German defeat, and awarded to the British and American shipping companies. The Vaterland was the SS Leviathan of the United States Lines; the Imperator became the RMS Berengaria and the Bismarck became the RMS Majestic. Respectively of the Cunard and the White Star Line

 

Passengers and Crews at War

The outbreak of the First World War interrupted the transatlantic commercial trips by the activity of German submarines. In 1915, the RMS Lusitania, in service as a civilian passenger ship, was attacked and torpedoed by a German U-boat. It was sunk in the coast of Ireland with a loss of life of 1,200 passengers and crew.

Normandy - History of Vessels travel ads
Normandy - History of Vessels travel ads

History of Vessels travel Ads: Large ocean liners, such as the RMS Mauretania and the RMS Olympic, were required for the transport of troops and hospital ships, while smaller ships became armed merchant cruisers. The HMHS Britannic, entered into service in the war as a hospital ship as soon as it was completed, a task he performed for a year before being sunk by a mine in the Aegean Sea.

The Golden Years Returned

After the WWI ended, bigger and faster ships continued to be built. In 1929, the German ships SS Bremen and SS Europe exceeded the speed record set by the Mauretania twenty years earlier. Her average speed of almost 28 knots. The ships used new hydrodynamic designs at the bow and new steam turbines to reach these speeds .

In 1933, the Italian transatlantic SS Rex of 51,300 tons, with a crossing time of four days and thirteen hours, broke the record of the Atlantic crossing. In 1935, the French liner SS Normandie used a new and revolutionary helmet design and a powerful turbo-electric transmission to beat the record again.
Due to the crisis of 1929 the British government merged the Cunard Line and the White Star Line. The new company called Cunard White Star Line, built the RMS Queen Mary and the RMS Queen Elizabeth. Two of the most luxurious ships of that time

Normandy - History of Vessels travel ads
Normandy - History of Vessels travel ads

 

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History of Vessels Travel Ads 1890 -1930
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Jose Maria Cao Luaces : The Best Galician Cartoonist

Jose Maria Cao Luaces

The father of the Argentine  Cartoonist

He was a cartoonist, the most famous of Argentina. He was born in the town of Santa María de Cervo, Consello de Viveiro, Province of Lugo, (Galicia - Spain), on December 13, 1862 under the reign of Isabel II of Spain. Died in lanus State of Buenos Aires  on January 27, 1918.

The one Work in the Royal factory of porcelain of Sargadelos where his father worked, and closed this one in 1877. Later I go to work in a factory of earthenware  called Asturiana, in Gijón - Asturias. like assistant of decorator.

 

Manuel Braganza King of Portugal - Cartoon of Cao Luaces -1910
Manuel Braganza King of Portugal - Cartoon of Cao Luaces -1910

 

There he met the sculptor José María López Rodríguez. who taught him sculpture and drawing techniques. I work with the artist in the statues of David and Simon, who are in the altarpiece of the high altar of San Agustín..

 

Cao Luaces toon - caras & Caretas 1910
Cao Luaces toon - The Best Argentine Cartoonist- The Best Argentine Cartoonist

 

Later he moved to Madrid in order to continue specializing and worked in a porcelain company in that city. Cao Luaces directed the workshop of an establishment of ceramics and glassworks in La Coruña,. He also studied various careers in commerce, customs and telegraphs. He also collaborated with literary essays in several publications.

 

cartoon of Juan garro- caras y Caretas 1910 - Cao Luaces - The Best Argentine Cartoonist

 

The Emigration

In 1886, I pack their suitcases and emigrate to Buenos Aires - Argentina and his first job was to make cartoons on the street. In 1887 he was associated with a workshop of engravings. He was a teacher of a school and he collaborated in several magazines, among them, the most important, "El Sudamericano", where he was in charge of the portraits section.

 

Cao Luaces Cartoon - Spain: Juan Pérez Caballero y Ferrer and Others
Cao Luaces Cartoon - Spain: Juan Pérez Caballero y Ferrer and Others

 

One of his first caricatures caused a week in the Jail At that time the state of siege was in force and governed by President Julio A. Roca. In 1887 he was hired by the director of the Don Quijote Magazine, Eduardo Sojo. He knew Cao Luaces for his work in other graphic magazines.

 

Cao Luaces toon - The Best Galician - Argentine Cartoonist
Cao Luaces cartoon

 

Both were engaged in the task of ridiculing  and caricaturing government figures.  For those reasons they were persecuted and they knew the jail. They used pseudonyms to protect their identities, although it did not serve them much usefulness

 

07-05-1910 Cao Luaces toon - The Best Galician - Argentine Cartoonist
07-05-1910 Cao Luaces toon - The Best Galician - Argentine Cartoonist

Persecution and Jail of Cao Luaces

Political Violence and Attempted At that time when he worked for Don Quijote and apparently for a caricature of General Capdevila. Cao Luaces was imprisoned and confined in a prison.

 

 

For this reason the president of the Argentine Nation, General Roca, intervened to appease the spirits and the Cartoonist regained his freedom.

 

Caras y caretas Cao Luaces toon - The Best Galician - Argentine Cartoonist
Caras y caretas Cao Luaces toon - The Best Galician - Argentine Cartoonist

The same Don QuiJote was closed by the government. The newspaper Don Quijote was a supporter organ opposed to the national government: A political group called "radicalism" that, from 1890, emerged as a dissident voice in the person of its founder Leandro N Alem. It was an alternative to hegemony of the conservative parties that were ruling at that time.

 From that publication, humor is considered as a political tool. The founder of the Radical Party, Leandro N. Alem, maintained that "the revolution of 1890 was made by arms and cartoons"

 Caras y Caretas Magazine

Came from Uruguay, where the Spaniard Eustaquio Pellicer had started it in 1890 as a festive, literary, artistic and news weekly. In Buenos Aires, the director was Sixto. Alvarez (Fray Mocho) and the cartoonist Manuel Mayol. Cao Luaces drawings are found in the pages of this magazine

Caras y caretas Cao Luaces
Caras y caretas Cao Luaces NOV 1910

 

Foundation of the Eco of Galicia On February 7, 1892, Cao Luaces founded El Eco de Galicia. The same name that was published in Cuba years before. From there he insisted on the refounding of the Galician center of Buenos Aires, closed a year earlier. At the head of El Eco de Galicia was little time, selling it to the eight months of having founded.

Caras y caretas Cao Luaces NOV 1910
Caras y caretas Cao Luaces NOV 1910

Other works

Other works by Cao Luaces He also made a series of drawings of international personalities who acted in the 1914 war. And also drew the gaucho and scenes  from the Argentine Pampas.

When the Centennial of the May Revolution of 1810 arrived, he published cartoons in the magazine El Hogar (July 7, 1916). He ventured other plastic arts such as painting and made several important works such as his painting The Lautaro Lodge.

Julio Argentino Roca - Not Cao Work

Cao Luaces worked in Freemasonry and came to occupy a degree 33 in the regional Lanus). He lived in Lanus, at that time Municipal County of Avellaneda, State of Buenos Aires. Here collaborating with the Local County when founding a Cultural Society called "Mother Fraternity". He died in Lanús on January 27, 1918.

 

Opinion by Luis Seoane

The Painter & Artist made a biography of Cao where he said :

"The figure that he drew was perfectly molded, he adhered to the laws of chiaroscuro, to the retouching. But more began with his work for the drawing of this country a schematic concision from which we could cite numerous examples. When they were designated "the father of the Argentine cartoon" they affirmed a truth and we are sure that they did not refer so much to their fruitful work, as to their quality of that work"

"first it was Cao although his art had been developed in this nation. Castelao, our greatest humorist, thought so much and often conversations had what pleasure he was looking for as a child first in Argentina and then in Galicia the drawings of Cao. Certainly Castelao knew Cao much more than the drawings. Perhaps also many of his articles, essays and the thought that about Galicia Cao sustained his battle in the Galician collectivity."

All the images correspond to the private collection of traveling-cook.com corresponding to the magazine Caras y Caretas year 1910

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