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The Herbert Beazley Vintage Maritime Menu Collection

Herbert & Norma Beazley This collection of cruise ship menu prints is courtesy of the Estate of Herbert Beazley, a lawyer and an avid collector of maritime memorabilia. Born in 1932, Herbert would accompany his father to the docks in his home town of Houston, Texas, to watch cargo ships loading and unloading their goods. In 1948, when Herbert was a teenager, he persuaded his parents to allow him to take a trip on one of those cargo ships to Cuba. “There was a strike at the port and he had to stay in Havana much longer than planned, but he wandered around the city quite happily on his own,” his wife Norma says.” It was an amazing adventure and...

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