At the Maritiem Museum Rotterdam I bought some old marketing materials from Machinefabriek & Scheepswerf van P. Smit Jr. N.V., a shipyard that was much later bought by the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM). Although the various marketing materials are currently about 80 years old, they are in a very good condition and the photography is of a great quality. Just imagine to have to take these pictures probably using a view camera with glass negatives of 13x18cm and using only available light. These photographers were masters.
Note: In case someone knows the name of the photographer that made these wonderful pictures, please let me know.