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Menu - SS Iberia, P&O Lines, Gala Dinner, 3 Jan 1956 Document Reg. No: SH 990960

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Ship Menu

Gala Dinner menu issued to passengers travelling on the P&O Line ship SS Iberia on 3 January 1956. It was collected by Donald Dott during his travels between Australia and Europe in 1954-1956.

Many ships such as the SS Iberia carried both tourists and immigrants, and documents such as dinner menus, luggage labels, and King Neptune certificates were provided to all passengers.
Description:
A5 sized thin cardboard menu, consisting of four pages. Front cover is decorated with an image of two costumed figures, dressed as Pierot and Columbine, posing under an Arabic-styled marquee, from which is hung a banner `Gala Menu'. Inside is printed the menu for a dinner held on the P & O ship Iberia, on 3rd January, 1956. There is also space to collect autographs. The back cover is blank.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Elise Dott, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 0.01 cm (Width), 21.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: shipping lines, immigrant shipping, travel, travel tourism, menus, shipping industry, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: menus
Inscriptions: Printed on front cover: GALA/MENU. Printed inside: Peninsula & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. underneath which is listed the Dinner Menu (on the lefthand side) and `Autographs' (on the righthand side)
Manufactured For: P & O Line, England, Great Britain, 1956
Place & Date Used: ., 3 Jan 1956
User: Mr Donald Dott, 3 Jan 1956

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Mary Barker Posted on 19 Aug 2013 7:55 PM
I was on this ship - but only 10 years old - wonder if I was allowed to be there at the dinner. So thrilled to see this menu...thank you

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