Two attractive RPPC photo postcards showing the liner S.S. Victoria moving through ice near Nome Alaska in 1918,
Written on negatives:
Printed on AZO photographic paper.
Slight toning on back
SS Parthia (1870–1956) was an iron-hulled transatlantic ocean liner built for the Cunard Line…After serving with the Guion Line and operating on trans-Pacific routes with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, she was refitted and renamed Victoria.
Under her new owners, the Northern Pacific Steamship Company, Victoria began operating out of Puget Sound in Washington state. In 1898, she was resold to the North American Mail Steamship Company and transferred to American registry. As a result of this, she was used as a troopship in the Spanish–American War, carrying troops to Manila in the Philippines. In 1900, she served with various owners along a route from Puget Sound to Nome, Alaska until she ended up with the Alaska Steamship Company in 1908. Victoria was then operated between San Francisco, California, and Nome, Alaska, via Seattle, Washington.