Booklet - SS Flandre, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1950s-1960s Document Reg. No: HT 7973

Book issued by Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, circa 1950s-1960s. It contains advertising and information for the ship SS Flandre. 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 card cover and gloss paper. Cover is off white and features a reproduction of a watercolour image of the vessel at sea, above the modern steam ship is a mast with billowed sail, French flag and pennant featuring the name "Flandre". Sail features a coat of arms bearing a lion in the centre. The contents of the booklet are printed on white, gloss paper with black text, and black and white photographic images.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.3 cm (Height), 27.0 cm (Width), 21.1 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, advertising, shipping lines, 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)
Author: Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, France, circa 1950s-1960s
Place & Date Published: France, circa 1950s-1960s
Ship Depicted: SS Flandre, circa 1950s-1960s
User: Mr John McKay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s-1960s

Collected by John McKay

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