1903: Ship of the Desert

Atelier Otto Bollhagen - SS Kaiser Wilhelm II in front of the Great Pyramids of Egypt (c 1903)

This publicity image of the SS Kaiser Wilhelm II in front of the Great Pyramids of Egypt was painted in the Otto Bollhagen studios around the time of the ship’s completion in 1903.  During World War I, the ship was seized by the U.S. Government, renamed the USS Agamemnon, and put into service as a troop transport ship.

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