1923 travel posters for the United States Line by R.S. Pike, featuring the newly acquired SS Leviathan.
Originally built and in service as the Vaterland for the Hamburg America Line, she was the largest passenger liner in the world. But less than two months into her service, World War I broke out, and she was laid up in Hoboken, NJ, for three years until pressed into service as a troop transport for the United States Navy, having been renamed the USS Leviathan. After the war, she sat again at her Hoboken pier for two and a half years while the US shipping Board decided what to do with her. After an $8 million makeover, she was finally given to the United States Line, and sailed on her “maiden voyage” as the SS Leviathan on July 4, 1923.