The Glasgow-based Anchor Line established steamship passenger service in 1856. With offices in New York and Chicago, the Anchor Line fleet soon offered a fortnightly service between US and Canadian ports and the British Isles, as well as passage to Italy. When the Suez Canal opened in 1869, the company added services to Egypt, the Holy Land, Bombay, and Calcutta. Anchor Line steamers accommodated passengers of all economic circumstances—wealthy Americans sailing in grand style to and from their European grand tours as well as immigrants traveling in steerage on their way to North America.
During the early twentieth century, the Anchor Line published lavishly colored posters depicting the romance and adventure of maritime travel and its many exotic destinations. Four of these posters—all from the collection of Glasgow Museums—have been selected for this notecard assortment.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Visit Scotland by the Anchor Line, 1921
Ireland, Come Back to Erin, Anchor Line, New York and Londonderry, 1923
Come Back to Erin!, Anchor Line, New York to Londonderry (Moville), 1922
Scotland, the Land of Romance, Anchor Line, New York and Glasgow, 1923