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Menu - RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Line, Dinner, 29 Oct 1959 Document Reg. No: HT 6496 2

Menu for Dinner on 29 October 1959 on the RMS Queen Mary. It was issued by the Cunard Line, and 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'.
Single piece of reinforced paper, printed, in colour, on both sides. The front cover comprises an artistic impression of 'Harvard House', Stratford-On-Avon, England. The scene depicted is that of a man, woman and child walking along a street, flanked with tudor buildings/architecture. Inside, the menu is listed on both faces of the document and a suggested menu is also listed. The rear cover is blank apart from a description of the picture adorning the front cover.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 20.9 cm (Width), 26.6 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, shipping, menus, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: menus
Inscriptions: Front cover;


Rear cover;

'HARVARD HOUSE, HIGH STREET, STRATFORD-ON-AVON. This is a very fine example of a half-timbered Tudor House in its original state. It is the property of Harvard University U.S.A. to whose custodian-ship it was committed by the purchaser, Mr Marsh of Chicago. It was built in 1596 by Thomas and Alice Rogers (whose initials are to be seen on the front), whose daughter married Robert Harvard. Their son, John Harvard, became the founder of the famous University in America which bears his name./ E.L.F.4/ Printed in England/ B1403'
Printer: Cunard Lines, London, England, Great Britain, 1959
Place & Date Used: RMS Queen Mary, 29 Oct 1959
User: Mr John McKay, 1959

Collected by John McKay

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