Booklet - SS Antilles, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1960s Document Reg. No: HT 6553

Book issued by Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1960s. It contains advertising and information for the ship SS Antilles. 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'.
Booklet with fold-out contents. When fully opened, the centre spread features 17 colour photographic images of the vessel's facilities and a cross-section of the boat from side perspective. This full spread folds in half once to reveal an A3 size map of the Caribbean Sea, rendered with an old style galleon and a cartouche featuring Christopher Columbus's head, it also has eight photographic images with descriptive text of destinations. The front cover is rendered with a blue background and features illustrations of sea-creatures (sea-horses, sharks, jellyfish, crustaceans, fish, eels and sea-weed), in the centre of the cover is a 'window' showing an illustration of part of the featured vessel.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.3 cm (Height), 32.0 cm (Width), 24.3 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: advertising, shipping, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Cover: MAILSTEAMER / "ANTILLES" / French Line / Compagnie Generale / TRANSATLANTIQUE
Author: Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, France, circa 1960s
Place & Date Published: France, circa 1960s
Ship Depicted: Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1960s
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s

Collected by John McKay

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