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1950s Gallery

P&O poster designed after 1955, featuring the new P&O lettering by Edward Burrett Orient Line poster of 1954 advertising a combination of air and sea travel P&O poster featuring the new IBERIA and ARCADIA launched in 1954 P&O poster from 1956 when travelling by sea was still the norm - even for business With the postwar austerity years over, cruising enjoyed a boom time in the 1950s P&O poster for the service to Australia designed by Dai Morgan, 1953 Original artwork for a 1958 Orient line poster by John Bainbridge Poster for 'boomerang' fares on scheduled services between England and Australia c.1956 Programme of onboard entertainments designed by Daphne Padden, 1956 'We discover cruising' brochure designed by Ferguson Dewar and published in 1958 One of a set of decorative baggage labels based on P&O's principal routes, designed in 1955 One of a set of decorative baggage labels from 1955 H.M. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip inspecting the model of ARCADIA, April 1953 The launch of ARCADIA at Clydebank on the 14th May 1953 The new ARCADIA passing through the Suez Canal before it was closed in 1956 Lady Churchill disembarking STRATHEDEN after a holiday to Ceylon in 1956 In the 1950s, freight was an increasingly important part of the Company's business New neon sign being installed at P&O's West End office at 14-16 Cockspur Street, May 1956