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@1935 Canadian Pacific Cruises set of prints Empress of Britain world cruise

Canadian Pacific Cruises, sepia toned prints of points of interest from the world cruise aboard the Empress of Britain.

One title print with image of ship, then 22 others with destinations around the world.

Title print is ‘Au Revoir’, with cartouche ‘Memogram – Canadian Pacific Empress of Britain World Cruise’.

Includes such titles as:

  • “The Great Wall stands guard..futile but majestic CHINA”
  • “The daily drinking water arrive by donkey GIBRALTAR”
  • “Nippon loves her cherry blossoms”
  • “A painted junk with weird eyes… on the China Sea”
  • “The Damascus Gate JERUSALEM”

 All, except ‘Au Revoir’ print have ‘Flora Demuth’ monogram and ‘Canadian Pacific’ cartouche.

Complete set of 23 inside embossed ‘Canadian Pacific Cruises’ folder.

The “Au Revoir” print has some browning spots at top. Other are in fine-fine+ condition, with occasional light creases at top, corner creases. “Bali” print has some slight browning UR corner, same with “Jerusalem” print. Small paper chip bottom of “Feluccas on the Nile”.

26 x 20 cm

 

In addition to postcards, the DeMuths illustrated stationery and envelopes, as well as brochures for the Canadian Pacific. The term “memogram” was described by the DeMuths’ in one of their announcements from the 1936 Empress of Britain World Cruise. “An Exclusive CANADIAN PACIFIC Cruise Entertainment Feature … MEMOGRAMS Pictorial memoranda in the form of illustrated letter sheets; calendars; information sketches of foreign products and strange customs; lecture maps and diagrams; cartoons; entertainment announcements; souvenir postcards and sketches of native types.

Originated by two cruise artists on board the EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, memograms are produced at sea and issued gratis from day to day with special envelopes for posting to friends at home. A collection of the complete series of more than one different memograms will serve as a unique memento of the World Cruise. Extra copies may be obtained at the time each memogram is issued, but they will not be available at the completion of the cruise.” 

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