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Union Castle Line seasonal menu cards

Miscellaneous Antiquities

Object connections:

Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections Christmas by hedser@nmm.ac.uk
Cute animals by BirgittaPeippo
Christmas collections by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Union Castle Line

Object details:

Object ID AAB0645
Description Four blank menu cards for Christmas and New Year meals (two of each). The Christmas menu cards shows a drawing of a turkey wearing a party hat while holding a glass of champagne with four pink elephants walking in a circle above the turkey. Below the Turkey, printed in red coloured text are the words 'CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM UNION CASTLE SAFMARINE The New Year menu card shows Father Time on the left hand side, holding an hourglass and a scythe, while the right hand side is a child with wings tipping a large container full of fruit. The top of the card has a clock that has struck midnight, flanked by two bells, one with blue ribbons, the other with pink ribbons. Printed on a golden scroll are the words 'HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM UNION CASTLE SAFMARINE'.
Date made 20th century

Artist/Maker Union Castle Line
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials organic: paper
Measurements 381 mm x 254 mm
  • Union Castle Line seasonal menu cards (AAB0645)
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