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April 25, 2020

Amazing Photos Show Interior Views of P&O Cruise Liners From Between the 1940s and ’60s

Gervais Purcell (1919-1999) was a respected Australian commercial photographer who worked from the 1940s with retailers like David Jones and Hordern Bros, radio technology manufacturer Amalgamated Wireless Australasia (AWA), swimwear manufacturer Jantzen, tourism operator Ansett Airways, and cruise ship operators P&O.

These photos are part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Gervais Purcell collection that show interior views of P&O cruise liners from between the 1940s and 1960s.

P&O cabin interior, 1946-1962

P&O cabin interior, 1946-1962

P&O cabin interior, 1946-1962

P&O cabin interior, 1946-1962

A P&O cruiser cabin, circa 1950

A P&O cruiser cabin, circa 1950

Interior of a P&O cruiser cabin, circa 1950

P&O cruiser smoking lounge, circa 1950

A P&O cruiser dining saloon, circa 1960

A P&O cruiser dining saloon, circa 1960

Cabin interior of SS Orcades, circa 1960

Cabin interior of SS Orcades, circa 1960




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