Melbourne Print Tote Bag
Printed in red and black font alongside an SS Great Britain sketch, it lists the ship’s fares and far flung destinations, such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and New Zealand. The long carry handles (58cm) mean it’s easy to sling over shoulders and carry the weight of a big family shop. This canvas tote is a great way to cut down on plastic bag waste when nipping to the supermarket.
In 1852, the SS Great Britain carried hundreds of emigrants in her first voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne. This would be the first of 32 round trips to Australia. Advertising posters such as these would have been an important source of information for people travelling in Victorian times.
Long carry handles (58cm)
Dimensions: 420mm x 390mm x 130mm