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Brochure from the Peabody Railway, Steamship and Tourist Agency in the Hotel Peabody, Memphis, Tennessee, promoting a Caribbean cruise on the Steamer "Cartago" to Havana, Cuba, and Panama including the Panama Canal. The cruise left New Orleans on March 19 and returned there on April 4, 1927. The "Cartago" was one of a fleet of ships known as the "Great White Fleet" because the ships were painted white and were operated by the United Fruit Company to transport bananas and passengers. Each ship carried an average of 35,000 bunches of bananas and 50-100 passengers. United Fruit claimed their ships were built especially for luxurious tropical travel.
"Hotel Peabody, Memphis, Caribbean cruise brochure, 1927" (2021). Other documents. 56.