Photograph of a Matson Lines passenger steamer at sea, showing numerous small boats in the water nearby, ca.1920-1960. At center, the large passenger steamer can be seen moving through the crowded waters below. The side of the ship is lined with numerous portholes, and a single anchor is visible near the ship's bow. Numerous passengers are seen on the open top deck near the bow, while other passengers are seen on the layered decks near the stern. Near both the bow and stern of the ship, a large mast is visible with several wires. Some of the wires on each mast is lined with various national flags. Above the upper deck, eight large life boats can be seen. Behind these vessels, two small smokestacks with the letter "M" on their sides can be seen. To the left and right of steamer, several small boats can be seen moving along the ocean. In the extreme foreground to the left, two large flags and several wires are visible.