SS Edinburgh Castle Ephemera Collection
All Digitized Ephemera for the SS Edinburgh Castle available at the GG Archives. Common items of ephemera in our maritime collection include passenger lists, brochures, event and entertainment programs, and other memorabilia produced for a voyage or ship.
- Steamship Line: Union-Castle Line
- Class of Passengers: First and Cabin Class
- Date of Departure: 17 June 1955
- Route: Cape Town to London via Madeira
- Commander: Captain H. A. Deller
Colorful, elaborate events program for voyage 43 of the RMS Edinburgh Castle of the Union-Castle Line. Events listed include Whist (card game), movies, dancing, "Edinburgh Derby," concerts, Father Neptune ceremony, fancy dress ball, and a variety of deck sports tournaments.
Tongue-in-Cheek Horse Racing Program published onboard the RMS Edinburgh Castle of the Union-Castle Line, held on Friday, 24 June 1955. Each of the six races was given a "theme," and the five [wooden] horses would be listed by owner, name of the horse, jockey, and quip.
Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.
Our selection varies considerably by ship, and likely contains only a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.
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