Booklet - SS America, United States Line, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: HT 7967

Book issued by the United States Line, circa 1950s. It contains deck plans for the ship SS America. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John McKay. John began collecting shipping brochures as a boy through an interest in travel and later used some of the material in his professional capacity as a Geography and Social Studies teacher. He finally made a voyage himself in 1957-1958, to England to attend a scouting jamboree, although he ended up staying for 18 months. He remembers lots of Australians going over at that time, and references to Earls Court as 'Kangaroo Alley'.
Eight page booklet, folded twice. Printed on white paper. Document features colour, photographic images, colour, graphic illustrations of deck plans and descriptive text. The cover (when leaflet folded) features part of an illustration of the 'A' deck, and red text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.2 cm (Height), 23.0 cm (Width), 10.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: advertising, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Cover: s.s. America
Author: United States Line, United States of America, circa 1950s
Place & Date Published: United States of America, circa 1950s
User: Mr John McKay, Australia, circa 1950s

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