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Gilded brass medallion depicting grapes from the ocean liner Normandie, circa 1935


Szabo, Adalbert. “Medallion depicting grapes from the Normandie.” About 1935. Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. V&A Museum, London.

I took this image of a striking gilded-brass medallion at the Ocean Liners: Speed and Style exhibition held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  It is one of twelve medallions, designed by Adalbert Szabo, that adorned each pair of doors leading to the first-class private dining rooms aboard the ocean liner Normandie.  The main first-class dining room was immense, some 305 feet long, 46 feet wide, and 28 feet tall.  However, flanking the main dining room, were four smaller, private dining rooms on each side.

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