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SS United States Cartoons: Finding the Humor in "Life Aboard the Big U"

Life aboard America's Flagship certainly had its many unique joys — and its small nuisances! United States Lines published this charming cartoon series in the 1960s, documenting the passenger experience on board the SS United States.

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Images from Oceanliners Magazine.


The SS United States has been a cultural icon since her maiden voyage in 1952. She has sustained a presence in today's political and popular discourse, and continues to inspire authors, artists and musicians around the country.

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