Crossing on SS Normandie: Paris to New York Between the Wars
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Cruise companies marketed luxury liners in various ways to try to appeal to the evolving demographics of domestic and international tourists.  Governments marketed ships as manifestations of nationalism, and the media portrayed them as marvels of modern architecture and technology.  The vibrant art deco poster advertisements and glowing news coverage of the industry created a flawless sphere of public perception.  Modern guidebooks were authorities on the new tourist culture, providing the public with a way to prepare for their travels.  These methods of framing and advertising Normandie and other cruise ships proved to be critical in shaping the meaning of travel and tourism in the early twentieth century. 


Essays


The Invention of Modern Tourism
by Megan Harries

Advertisements and Art Deco Cityscapes
by Megan Harries


Press Coverage of the Liners
by Megan Harries

The Role of the Guidebook in Shaping Modern Tourism
by Megan Harries

Framing Normandie
by Ryan O'Toole

Normandie As a Political Instrument
by Ryan O'Toole

Normandie
As a Pinnacle of Human Achievement
by Ryan O'Toole

Normandie As War Ship
by Ryan O'Toole




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