"Passengers aboard the S.S. United States cheered and waved to relatives and friends in July 1952. In the 1950s and 60s, the Titanic-sized supership, which offered regular passenger service between New York and Europe, ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa. Her 1952 maiden voyage smashed trans-Atlantic speed records. But today, she is docked in Philadelphia, stripped of her interiors. Meanwhile, her owners are racing to avoid having he relegated to the junk heap. Photo by @nytimes staff photographer Eddie Hausner. #🚢 #tbt" By nytimes on Instagram.
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