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Ocean Travel Vintage Advertisements

From the 1880s through the 1950s, many exciting and colorful ads were produced by many steamship lines in support of their services, world tours, new ships, new ports of call, and other related marketing efforts. The GG Archives has an extensive amount of these ads that we will be adding throughout the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

American Export Lines 1948 Advertisement for The New 4 Aces: SS Excalibur, SS Exochorda, SS Exeter, SS Excambion.

American Export Lines Vintage Advertisements

American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines, primarily known as American Export Lines, was founded in 1919 with its headquarters in New York. They were the leading US-flag shipping company between the U.S. east coast and the Mediterranean from 1919 to 1977.


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The Folks Behind the GG Archives

The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.