Baggage Label from Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta.

Baggage Label from Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta.

ca. 1920s. Ephemera. The hotel, at the crossroads of the Old Courthouse Street and British India Street, was founded in 1840 by an Englishman; it was named the Great Eastern in 1865 and became the favorite hotel of high society. Rudyard Kipling wrote of it in an 1891 short story "The Great Eastern hums with life through all its hundred rooms. Doors slam merrily, and all the nations of the earth run up and down the staircases..." In 2005 it was renamed 'The Grand Great Eastern Kolkata'. Color baggage label with the name of the hotel in a deco typeface in the oval border surrounding a logo of the hotel, with banner "Labor Omnia Vincit". 6 x 4" Very good. Item #15439

Price: $25.00

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