New Zealand Shipping Company :[Menus collected during a voyage of the R.M.S. "Rangitoto" to England in 1959].

Date
1959
By
New Zealand Shipping Company Ltd.; Qantas Airways Ltd; Wagstaff, H, active 1950s?; Stewart, Kay, active 1950s?; Pike, Joseph, active 1930s; Ellen, Vera, 1926-
Ref
Eph-A-SHIP-1959-01
Description

Includes menus issued during a voyage on the New Zealand Shipping Company vessel, R.M.S. "Rangitoto", to England, 31 July to 29 August 1959, Captain L W Fulcher.

The menus have covers featuring different British scenes and buildings, and a series of birds illustrated by H Wagstaff (woodpecker, bellbird, huia, tui, kea, mallard, jay, British robin).

The historic buildings featured on the menu covers include a series by Kay Stewart: Lichfield Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral, Peterborough Cathedral, St Albans Cathedral, Norwich Cathedral. Another series of London buildings is by Joseph Pike, and features: Big Ben, St Bartholomew's Gateway Smithfield, Staple Inn Holborn, The Clock Tower Hampton Court Palace, Church Street Windsor, St James Palace, St Bride's from Bride Lane, Middle Temple Lane.

Quantity: 21 menus.

Physical Description: Photolithographs on folded cards, 216 x 140 mm.

Provenance: Donated by Ms Vera Ellen in 2003.

Transfers: A Qantas menu which arived in the same donation, is housed at Eph-A-AVIATION-Qantas..

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[Ephemera concerning shipping, ships, voyages to or from New Zealand, including tickets, menus, luggage stickers. 1957-1959]
Format
21 menus, Ephemera, Photolithographs, Menus, Photolithographs on folded cards, 216 x 140 mm.
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[New Zealand Shipping Company] :R.M.S. "Rangitoto, Captain L W Fulcher. Dinner, Friday 31st July 1959. [Menu].
Date: 1959 From: [Ephemera concerning shipping, ships, voyages to or from New Zealand, including tickets, menus, luggage stickers. 1957-1959] Ref: Eph-A-SHIP-1959-01-01 Description: Dinner shipboard menu shows a front cover illustration of a pair of huia, by illustrator H Wagstaff. The back cover gives a short paragraph describing the bi...