Bombay Museum Hamburg American Lines World Cruise, 1931 Postcard

Bombay Museum Hamburg American Lines World Cruise, 1931 PC

Bombay Museum Hamburg American Lines World Cruise, 1931 PC

A 1931 postcard shows Bombay’s Prince of Wales Museum with an interesting advertisement of Hamburg American Lines World Cruise. This advertisement postcard was brought out by the Hamburg-American Line. The back of the postcard gives a sort of plan of the journey, that was perhaps to a potential customer. The date marked is Feb 10, 1931.

The details include the Hamburg-American Line cruise ship, the Resolute, arriving in time in Bombay… It also mentions about the sightseeing visit by automobile to Agra and the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Delhi, Baneres, and Calcutta. Returning to Bombay thereafter for an excursion to the Elephanta Caves (See full text in the image).

Inland travel was not only by automobile but also by steam train. Due to its mass appeal and reach, postcard advertising was very effective and essential. That was chiefly applied from the end of the 19th century until the use of the digital era began. Postcard advertisements at that time were notably like the Instagrams of today.

Did you know – because of the lack of hospitals in Bombay, the Prince of Wales Museum, was converted into a hospital in WWI, it was known as the Lady Hardinge Hospital

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#15)., Europeans In Horse Carriage Lalbagh Bangalore, 1898., View Of Bangalore From St Andrew’s Church 1890., Maharaja Of Travancore’s Elephants & Sunbeam Car.