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Herbert Beazley Vintage Maritime Menu Collection


"This is a story of love, the high seas and food." New York Times
This collection of cruise ship menu prints is courtesy of the Estate of Herbert Beazley, a lawyer and an avid collector of maritime memorabilia. Over the course of his lifetime, Herbert collected more than 19,000 objects which his widow Norma donated to the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, Virginia. She kept the majority of her husband’s menu collection, however, and a carefully curated selection is available here. Showing some of the lovely images on ocean liner menus, it’s also a fascinating tour of culinary history at sea. Here is a Blog on Herbert Beazley and his collecting.