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Title: Dinner menu, ROTTERDAM, April 28, 1973

Accession Number: 2002.101.53
Category: EPHEMERA
Type: menu
Maker: Holland-America Line
Date: before 1973-04-28
Materials: paper
Description: Steamship memorabilia, dinner menu, ROTTERDAM (built 1956-1958), April 28, 1973; color reproduction "Fauna of the Ocean" by Cecile Dreesmann; inside features dinner menu; printed on back "Holland America Cruises" and "Mrs. Cecile Dreesmann, whose unique art form combines/ sculptural embroidery and precious stones, has depicted/ 'A Sailor's Dream' in four highly imaginative creations./ This cover reproduces 'Fauna of the Ocean'./ In this impression the artist has made use of real starfish/ and a tiny seahorse, together with gold and lapis lazuli,/ so evocative of an ocean's colours./ In her work, Cecile Dreesmann also incorporates gold,/ diamonds, pearls and minerals. Collections of Dreesmann/ masterpieces have been exhibited at museums, galleries/ and jewellers in many countries. The artist herself has/ written several books, countless articles and has appeared/ frequently on T.V. She has lectured extensively and given/ hundreds of radio talks."

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