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The Blue Funnel Line

Date: 1920s
Dimensions:
Overall: 140 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00001750

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    Description
    This Blue Funnel Line postcard depicts a woman wearing a classic 1920s belted swimsuit looking out to a steamship on the horizon. Produced as part of a series from the India Buildings in Liverpool, England, the postcard advertised the passenger services offered by the shipping company from the UK to places such as Australia.
    SignificanceThe postcard is representative of 1920s communications and media, and is an important record of the use of swimsuits on holiday postcards during the period.
    HistoryThe Blue Funnel Line steamship company offered regular First Class passenger and cargo services from the UK to Australia from 1924 until 1939. To advertise their passenger services, the company issued a number of postcard series.

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