Travels with Mary – Art Deco Treasures from the Suitcases
'Travels with Mary' features a stunning collection of original Art Deco travel posters from the 1930s and 40s, on display alongside other memorabilia from Mary White's overseas travels.
Mary White (1882-1948) was a descendent of the White family of the National Trust’s Saumarez Homestead in Armidale, NSW.
The vibrant & colourful Art Deco travel posters were collected by Mary throughout her overseas travels in 1939 and 1947 to the United Kingdom, Europe and Scandinavia. The timing of these trips provide insights into travel between Australia & Europe before and after the outbreak of WWII, showing how the world had changed.
The exhibition features an array of postcards, brochures, tickets and objects that have enabled a reconstruction of Mary’s travels. This significant collection of items was discovered in 2014 hidden inside a suitcase at the property.
After a successful display at Saumarez Homestead & the S. H. Ervin Gallery in 2022, this popular exhibition is now travelling to Everglades House & Gardens – a significant heritage property of the same era, well known and admired for its Art Deco designed house surrounded by beautiful Sorensen designed gardens.