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

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.
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: P & O Line, 3 Jan 1956
User: Mr Donald Dott, 3 Jan 1956


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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