QUEEN MARY TOUR Vintage Travel poster Long Beach Art Deco

Price: AUD $75.00

Vintage c.1970s Queen Mary Tour,  travel poster measuring 24" x 36" promoting tourism to Long Beach, California and featuring artwork of the RMS Queen Mary by Honkawa.
Very good – fine rolled condition, minor edge wear.

 

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The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary’s creation and launch was extraordinary and her story is rich with history, elegance and grandeur. From the time her construction began in 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland, the Queen Mary was destined to stand in a class all her own. Despite suffering economic setbacks during the Great Depression, which stalled construction on the ship for several years, Cunard Line spared no expense on building the Queen Mary – which was originally known as job #534.

 

Legend has it that the board of directors at Cunard had decided to name the ship the Queen Victoria, which would have been in keeping with the tradition of Cunard ships having the "ia" suffix (Mauretania, Aquitania and Berengeria). As per protocol, legend states that the Cunard directors went to ask King George his blessing of the ship's proposed name saying, "We have decided to name our new ship after England's greatest Queen," meaning Queen Victoria, the King's Grandmother. Upon which the King is reported to have stated, "My wife (Queen Mary) will be delighted that you are naming the ship after her."

 

 

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