This vintage real photo postcard features a photograph of the “Livingston Roe” sailing into Cuba’s Havana Harbor. The postcard is labeled a “Souvenir of Cuba”. The card also serves as a Christmas and New Years card. The Livingston Roe was built by the G. M. Standifer Construction Corp. It was built in Vancouver, Washington.The ship was a tanker and it was launched in 1921. The ship was built for the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. After many years of service for the Standard Oil of New Jersey Company, the ship was acquired by Imperial Oil. The ship was broken up in 1949. This postcard photo of the Livingston Roe was taken by Illa. The EKC stamp box indicates that the card was published sometime between 1930 and 1950. The postcard is in good condition (see scans).


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This vintage photograph features a group of sailors haveing Christmas dinner aboard the USS Cebu during the early to mid 1940’s. It is likely that this Navy photograph was taken during World War II. The sailors are certainly crowded together as they enjoy their holiday meal. Note the decorated Xmas tree in the background. The Cebu served as an engine repair ship. It was launched in 1943 and named after one of the islands that make up the Phiippines. While based in the Admiralty Islands, she repaired small and large ships to prepare them for the Invasion of the Philippines.  Later in the war, the Cebu was used to repair ships that were victims of Kamikaze attacks. This snapshot photograph measures 5″ x 4″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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This vintage real photo postcard features the steamer “Huntington”. The ship was photographed as she travelled through Huntington Harbor, in Huntington, Long Island, New York. The 125 foot boat was built in 1888. It had a regular run between Huntington and Pier 36 in New York City. The ship also made two trips each summer, across the Long Island Sound to Norwalk, Connecticut. In addition, the steamer “Huntington”, was also chartered for excursion parties by local residents. In 1913, the ship was bought by the George W. Bush & Sons Company. The firm was located in Wilmington, Delaware. The steamer was used to transport freight down the Delaware River. After changing ownership a number of times, the ship was scuttled in 1938. This postcard was published by D. W, Trainer. The card was printed in Germany. The message on the postcard was written in 1910. This 110 year-old postcard is in very good condition.  SOLD

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This vintage divided back postcard features a scene showing the Goodrich Steamer, “City of Racine” entering the harbor. The Goodrich Steamship Line operated steamships in the Great Lakes region during the 19th and early 20th century. The company generally operated on Lake Michigan. The line was founded in 1868. The company owned an excursion route between Chicago and Milwaukee for more than 30 years. Most of the company’s ships were named after the cities they serviced. Goodrich went bankrupt in 1933. This postcard was distributed by M. L. Annenberg of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The card was published by A. C. Bosselman & Company of New York and it was printed in Germany. The card has a Milwaukee postmark and it is dated 1910.  (SOLD)

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This vintage postcard features the S.S. President Harding passing the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. The SS President Harding was the sister ship of the SS President Roosevelt and both were “Harris Class Transports” built for trooping and cargo duties during World War I by the US Shipping Board. Neither saw service in the war. The President Harding was sold to Belgian interests and was ultimately sunk in 1940 by an attack from German aircraft. The ship was built in 1921 as a passenger ship. It was launched in 1923. Originally, the ship was owned by the United States Lines, a shipping company that operated cargo services (1921-1989) and ocean liner service (until 1969). Kermit Roosevelt, son of President Theodore Roosevelt, was one of the founders of the company. The ship was in the news a number of times. In 1939, the SS President Harding answered an SOS from a French tanker (W. Emile Miguet) and rescued the crew. It was presumed that the tanker was sunk by a German U-Boat. A second newsworthy event occurred in 1939. The liner got caught in a hurricane and suffered 73 injured (23 seriously). Immediately prior to the second World War, the the SS President Harding was involved in the rescue of fifty Viennese Jewish children from the future grasp of Nazi Germany. The ship transported the children to the United States. The plan was for the parents to eventually follow them but few actually made it out of the country in time. The oilette painting reproduced on the front of this postcard was painted by the famous German marine artist, Willy Stower (1864-1931). The painting is dated some time in the 1920’s. A logo for the United States Lines can be seen on the reverse of the postcard. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans). SOLD


This vintage real photo postcard features a photograph of the “J. Heemskerek” sailing into Cuba’s Havana Harbor. The postcard is labeled a “Souvenir of Cuba”. The “HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerck” was launched in 1939. The ship was a Tromp-class light cruiser that sailed for Netherland’s navy. It was decommissioned in 1969 and sold for scrap in 1970. The cruiser was named after Admiral Jacob van Heemskerk (1567-1607). The ship was designed to be a torpedo cruiser. The ship had not yet been armed when Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1940. She escaped to Great Britain where she was completed as an air defense cruiser. Winston Churchill visited the ship in 1940 and 1941. She was used to protect convoys and the ship seemed to be charmed because it never lost a ship under her protection. In 1942 she was assigned to the Dutch East Indies to reinforce the defense fleet. After another reassignment, in 1942, the ship took part in an operation to retake Madagascar. She then joined allied navy forces in Australia and resumed convoy duty. Toward the end of 1942, accompanied by an Australian cruiser, she attacked and damaged a German supply vessel/blockade runner. The damaged ship eventually had to be scuttled by her own crew. At the end of 1943, the “J. van Heemskerk” worked in the Mediterranean doing convoy duty. In 1945, the ship was the first Dutch warship to arrive in Amsterdam post liberation. After the war, the ship served as a barracks ship for naval trainees. In 1069, after decades of service, the “J van Heemskerck” was decommissioned. SOLD

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