All Printed Ephemera

Printed Ephemera is the story of our every day - the brochures, leaflets, menus and tickets meant for a moment but often treasured for a lifetime. Today our collections which date back to the 1850s give us a colourful glimpse of our past.

  • B.I. First Class Baggage Label

  • B.I. Handbook of Information 1938

  • B.I.'s U.K. - East African Service

  • Baggage label - B.I. to London

  • Baggage Label - "Britain by P&O"

  • Baggage Label - "India by P&O"

  • Baggage Label - B.I. from Mombasa

  • Baggage Label, 'Australia by P&O'

  • Brochure for P&O's Cruising Yacht VECTIS

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Workmen putting up P&O's new neon sign in the 1950s

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