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Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line : England to Australia
Bib ID 8048589
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Description [London] : Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line, [between 1933 and 1938] 
1 poster : colour ; 104 x 69 cm 
Summary

A travel poster for the shipping line with chromolithographic artwork featuring a half-length portrait of a sailor with white hair and a moustache against a background of the sea and a rosy sky. He is dressed in a blue uniform and a sailor's duck cap with a black silk ribbon around the base with gold lettering identifying the shipping line, and has a rosy complexion, twinkling blue eyes and a slight smile. The hand-lettered text above and below the image is white with a narrow brick red border against a grey background. A thin slate blue border line surrounds the edge of the image and the edge of poster. The artwork is unsigned.

Biography/History

In 1932 the Shaw Savill & Albion Line purchased the Aberdeen Line and in 1933 the former Australian Commonwealth Line was also acquired to become the Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line. In 1938 the Aberdeen part of the name was dropped.

Notes

Caption title.

National Library of Australia's copy is laid on linen.

Subjects Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line -- Posters.  |  Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- Posters.  |  Travel posters, British.  |  Travel posters, Australian.  |  Ocean travel -- Posters.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line, issuing body

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