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Travel Brochures & Pamphlets - Steamships & Ocean Liners

Collage of Steamship and Maritime Brochures available at the Archives

Travel brochures from the Steamships and Ocean Liners offer the Family History Researcher an incredible opportunity to lear more about the accommodations, rates for passage, the steamships and they offer numerous interior and exterior photographs - great for augmenting the family history. An excellent Genealogy Resource!

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Allan Line Royal Mail Steamers

1907 Second Cabin Brochure from the Allan Line Royal Mail Steamers

1908 Brochure Second Cabin Accommodations and Allan Line Fleet Information

Superb early twentieth century brochure provides information on second cabin passenger accommodations, sample menu, a complete Allan Line fleet list, many interior photographs, deck plans and photographs of the officers and crew of the S. S. Corsican.


American Line

American Line, Southampton - New York Service, First Cabin Rates - 1901 Brochure

American Line, Southampton - New York Service, First Cabin Rates - 1901 Brochure

This 1901 Brochure covers First Cabin Travel on the Steamships of the American Line and includes Deck Plans, Rates for Transatlantic Travel and General Passenger Information.

American Line 1907 Brochure - Philadelphia - Queenstown - Liverpool

1907 Brochure Second Cabin Accommodations and Services (Philadelphia - Queenstown - Liverpool)

Brochure covers the American Line Philadelphia to Queenstown (Cobh) to Liverpool service in 1907. Offers a schedule of sailings, rates and bill of fare (typical food served for each meal) and includes information for passengers for each port of call, other points of interest, railways and rates. Special sections on Scandinavian ports, purchasing return tickets, foreign money, valuables and passport requirements. Brochure includes ten interior and exterior photographs.


Anchor Line

1902 Anchor Line Brochure

1902 Second Saloon and Third Class Rates and Accommodations - New York and Glasgow

This small brochure packs a lot of information about accommodations for their immigrant passengers traveling in second saloon and third class at the turn of the twentieth century. Provides fares charged between Glasgow, Londonderry and New York for Second Saloon and Third Class.

1911 Anchor Line Brochure - Excursion Season

1911 Brochure Anchor Line Excursion Season 1911 Special Attractions

Comprehensive brochure offers 14 photographs and illustrations with a glimpse of first class travel circa 1910 featuring the steamship Columbia. Includes a great photograph of the Anchor Line Pier filled with people meeting the ship. Features large photographs of the promenade deck, first cabin dining saloon and stateroom. Gives a brief description of second cabin accommodations.

Information for Passengers - a 1912 brochure from Anchor Line

1912 Anchor Line Information for Passengers: Tours in Ireland, Scotland and England

Exquisite brochure from 1912 offers an excellent glimpse of cabin class travel aboard steamships of that era. This booklet was produced after the Anchor Line's Newest steamship - The Cameronia in 1911. This brochure is nearly identical in content to their 1911 Brochure of Special Attractions for the Excursion Season (above) . Offers additional photographs of the T. S. S. California and Caledonia, First Cabin Music Saloon and Smoking Room, and four female passengers Enjoying the View On Deck.

The New Anchor Line Fleet - 1926 - Anchor Line to Ireland & Scotland

1926 Brochure: New Anchor Line Fleet : Anchor Line to Ireland & Scotland

24 Pages packed with 22 Photographs, mostly interior views - Cabin Class. Covers the Caledonia, California, Cameronia, Transylvania and Tuscania. Includes Anchor Line Map of Irish Coast & Firth of Clyde. Excellent large photographs make this an exceptional brochure.


Baltic America Line

Baltic America Line 1912 Brochure

1920s Brochure: Baltic America Line Fleet - Includes the Steamships: Latvia, Polonia, Lithuania and Estonia

This post World War I brochure published circa 1920 offers a rare look at the Baltic America Line and its fleet of steamships consisting of the Latvia, Polonia, Lituania and Estonia. This line covered the routes between New York, Hamburg, Danzig, Libau and Halifax. Large interior and exterior photographs offers views of an intermediate class steamship. Also provides 54 pages packed with information about the service,accommodations, speed and rates with 33 illustrations and Photographs and a large map of their transatlantic routes. Their fleet of three steamers included the S.S. Latvia, S.S. Polonia and S.S. Lituania.


Baltimore Mail Line

1930s Brochure: Outstanding Travel Value to Europe - Baltimore Mail Line - New Ships, One Class, Low Cost

1930s Brochure: Outstanding Travel Value to Europe - Baltimore Mail Line - New Ships, One Class, Low Cost

This 1930s Brochure offers many interior and exterior views of their transatlantic steamships of the Baltimore Mail Line with routes between Baltimore, Norfolk, Havre and Hamburg.

Baltimore Mail Line, Information for Passengers - 1932

Baltimore Mail Line, Information for Passengers - 1932

Rare Passenger Booklet from Baltimore Mail Line covers everything that their patrons would need to know about their voyage. Unlike many of the passenger steamship lines, the Baltimore Mail Line printed the Information for Passengers separate from the Passenger Lists.


CGT-French Line

1912 Launch Booklet on the S.S. France (Superb Brochure with many interior photographs)

1912 Launch Booklet on the S.S. France (Superb Brochure with many interior photographs)


NORMANDIE - Large Format Booklet/Brochure 1938

This Item Has Been Deaccessioned and is available for sale. See full description using the link above.


Cunard Line

1893 Cunard Passenger's Log	Book

1893 Cunard Passenger's Log Book

Excellent source for understanding the history and operations of a steamship including crew requirements.

1902-12 The Story of the Cunard Line

1902-12 The Story of the Cunard Line

Happily the Cunard Steamship Company, Limited-- one of the oldest and most famous of British steam navigation undertakings--was one of those concerns which elected to remain independent and outside the scope of the great Trust ; and, with the support and co-operation of the British Government, it has, within the past few months, entered upon a new chapter in its history, under conditions which are likely to maintain the splendid traditions of the Cunard Line. This is a history of the Cunard Line through 1902.

1912 Cunard Line R.M.S. Franconia and Laconia

1912 Cunard Line R.M.S. Franconia and Laconia

Superb and extremely rare brochure covering these two short-lived sister ships used in the Liverpool to Boston trade.

Service to Boston by the Cunard Line - 1914

1914 Cunard Services to Boston

This 1914 brochure provides an overview of the port of boston, the Cunard Line piers and the hsitory of the Cunard Line in the Boston to Liverpool route starting with the sailing of the Britannia in 1840.

Passengers' Guide to the R.M.S. Mauretania from 1921

1921 Passenger's Guide: Mauretania

This 1921 brochure covers Saloon and Second Class accommodations, Cutout indicates what is located in Decks A through E and a listing and information about Ocean Sign Posts.


Dollar Steamship Line

Dollar Steamship Line - The President Liners - 1925

Dollar Steamship Line - The President Liners - 1925

1925 Travel Brochure - The Dollar Steamship President Liners offers a distinctively higher standard of luxury, comfort and convenience a standard designed to meet the requirements of ocean voyagers. 16 Page brochure features 12 large photographs of interiors and passengers and 4 half-size photographs of interiors and passengers. Dollar Steamship Line fleet included President Van Buren, President Monroe, President Harrison, President Adams, President Garfield, President Hayes and President Polk.


Dominion Line

1900 Brochure Dominion Line Steamships - Book of Views - The Fleet of the Dominion Line

1900 Brochure Dominion Line Steamships - Book of Views - The Fleet of the Dominion Line

Excellent brochure from the Dominion Line circa 1900 that provided a number of views of their fleet of steamships, facts about their fleet and views of their first, second and thrid class accommodations.


Hamburg-American Line (Hamburg-Amerika Linie)

The 1890 European Traveler's Memorandum Book

1890 European Travelers Memorandum Book

This 1890 booklet was enclosed in a cloth ticket pouch issued by C.B. Richard and Co., General Passenger Agents of the Hamburg-American Line to their customers from 1890 to 1891. It included 31 pages covering travel to Europe - with an emphasis on first class travelers, but appropriate for all classes. There were no photographs within this brochure. Provides information on the services of Hamburg-American Line, First, Second and Steerage Class Accommodations, Affiliated Lines, Officers, Deciphering Cable Messages and Listing of European Hotels.

Across The Atlantic - Hamburg-American Line 1905 Brochure

1905 Across The Atlantic: Hamburg-American Line

Across The Atlantic : Photographic Record of the Company's Various Types of Steamers Comprised in the Transatlantic Passenger Services. Although small in size, this 80 page booklet / brochure from 1905 provides an excellent record of the steamships and services of the Transatlantic Fleet of the Hamburg-American Line. Superb Photographs.

Northland Cruise - 1908 Book of Photographs

Northland Cruise - 1908 Book of Photographs

A priceless photographic record of the Fleet of the Hamburg-American Line and the Cities, Towns, Fjords of Norway. Excellent photographic quality of these prints makes this an exception collection of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives. The selections of these superb photographs are organized by general topics or subjects.

The New Twin Screw Steamship Deutschland (1924)

The New Twin Screw Steamship Deutschland (1924)

Among the special features of the “Deutschland” are gymnasium, grill room, passenger elevator, dark room for amateur photographers, electric light baths, ocean picture equipment. The cuisine and service is of the high standard which for seventy-five years has made the Hamburg-American Line famous in ocean travel. The steamer “Deutschland” is like her sister ship “Albert Ballin,” a twin-screw turbine steamer of 21,000 tons gross register. Her length over all is 627 feet, her width 73 feet, and from the boat deck to keel 80 feet deep. Two sets of turbine engines give her a speed of 15 1/2 knots. The new system of anti-rolling tanks with which the “Deutschland” and “Albert Ballin” are the first to be equipped, insures the greatest degree of steadiness in all weather conditions.

In der Dritten Klasse nach Nordamerika - 1938

This is a well preserved brochure that was published prior to the beginning of the European conflict that became World War II. Superb photography makes this an excecptional record of the Third Class accommodations on the steamships Deutschland, New York, Hamburg and the Hansa. Superb photography makes this an excecptional record of the Third Class accommodations on the steamships Deutschland, New York, Hamburg and the Hansa. (English Translation of "In der dritten Klasse nach Nordamerika


Lamport & Holt Line

1927 Travel Brochure: Tourist 3rd Cabin to South America

1927 Travel Brochure: Tourist 3rd Cabin to South America

Travel Brochure from 1927 by the Lamport & Holt Line for Tourist Third Cabin to South America. A 58-Day Tour from New York complete with photographs of the ship, including interior views and location scenes. 58 Day Tour by the Luxurious Oil-Burning Steamer Vandyck Leaving New York June 25th, 1927 and Returning August 22nd, 1927, Visiting Barbadow, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Tranidad. Photographs include: S.S. Vandyck, Deck Scene, Passenger Party, Neptune Ceremony (Passenger Party), Relaxing on the Promenade Deck, Port of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, collage of Scenes at Rio de Janeiro.


North German Lloyd (Norddeutscher Lloyd)

1889 The Short Route to London via Southampton and the Continent

1889 The Short Route to London via Southampton and the Continent

Brochure prepared by the New York Agents of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line in 1889 - The year of the Paris Exhibition. As a convenient pocket size guide, the brochure provided a lot of good information about the Norddeutcher Lloyd, its fleet and acccommodations for First and Second Cabin passengers. rochure contains the History and Operating Results for 1896 on the North German Lloyd Steamship Company. Text is old German Fancy Script which cannot be read via OCR. Photographs of S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II and four interior photos are included.

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1896 Berliner Cewerbe-Aussstellung

1896 Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Berliner Cewerbe-Aussstellung

Brochure Contents are printed using a old German Script which cannot be deciphered by those unfamiliar with the script. First 16 Pages contain mostly text with 5 photographs of interior views of steamships of the North German Line Fleet.



RMSP - Service to New York - First and Second Class - 1921

1921-06 Brochure: R.M.S.P. Service de New York, Premières & Deuxièmes Classes. La Compagagnie Royal Mail Steam Packet Service de New York. Hambourg, Southampton, Cherbourg à New York. Written in French - The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives provides an English version to this brochure. 11 Interior Photographs and a large fold-out Route Map.


Scandinavian American Line (Skandinavien Amerika Linie)

1917 Brochure from the Scandinavian American Line

1917 Scandinavian American Line: Regular Direct Communication Between New York and Norway, Sweden and Denmark

1917 Brochure covers History, Fleet, Accommodations (First, Second and Third Class), Connections at Ports, Information on Scandinavia and Offices and Agencies.

1920s Passenger Service To and From Northern Europe - Scandinavian-American Line

1920s Passenger Service To and From Northern Europe - Scandinavian-American Line

This 16-page brochure from Scandinavian-American Line is devoted to thier cabin service to and from Northern Europe. It contains information for passengers about their fleet and cabin accommodation. Second half of brochure (not uploaded) consists of two pages about the Countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (Scandinavia), and Continental Tours from Copenhagen.


United States Lines

Front Cover

1920s Third Class Accommodations

The ships included in this brochure include the great Leviathan, the largest liner in the world; the popular George Washington; the America, largest "cabin" ship in the world; the famous "President" ships, President Harding and President Roosevelt, and the newly reconditioned Republic.

Front Cover of the 1923 Brochure - The Steamship Leviathan

1923 The Steamship Leviathan

Experience the grand elegance of this luxurious liner - many large photographs complement this excellent brochure.

Front Cover United States Lines Log 1938

1938 Spring and Summer Travel Number United States Lines Log

1938 USL Brochure covers the Officers and Staff, Scenes of Voyages and Passengers, Interior Photographs and Sailings to Europe for 1938.


White Star Line

1907 White Star Line Brochure

1907 Brochure: White Star Line Royal & United States Mail Steamers - 40 pages of great information and photographs.

40 pages of great information and photographs makes this an excellent brochure from the White Star Line covering all three classes of services at the height of the transatlantic immigrant trade. Profusely illustrated with many photographs of the ships and accommodations.

Front Cover

1909-04-16 The Famous Big 4 of the New York - Liverpool Service (Adriatic, Baltic, Cedric and Celtic) Excellent Brochure.

The Famous Big 4 of the New York Liverpool Serivce - The Adriatic, Baltic, Cedric and Celtic - 8 Page brochures packed with photos (Interior and exterior) and information on the ships.

Majestic - The World's Largest Ship - 1922 Brochure

1922 Majestic: The World's Largest Ship

One of the finest brochures issued by the New York Office of the White Star Line. It covers the first class accommodations with a visual record of the grand luxury of the public area, dining salooon, lounges with a few photographs of the elegant second class accommodations.


Multi or Joint Line Issued Brochures

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1910 Travel Guide - Transatlantic Steamships

Comprehensive brochure on Transatlantic ocean travel published by Scientific American. Profusely illustrated and breadth of content makes this an exceptional brochure from this period in history.

1923-05 Ocean Records: A Pocket Handbook for Travelers, Fifth Edition

1923-05 Ocean Records: A Pocket Handbook for Travelers, Fifth Edition

With this Edition, OCEAN RECORDS enters the third year of its career of usefulness to the traveling public. Not only among readers of WORLD TRAVELER, hut among travelers generally, the little handbook has made acquaintances and friends, until the latter are actually numbered by hundreds of thousands. Numerous public libraries are using OCEAN RECORDS as a work of reference, and we have reason to believe that the little volume is fulfilling the design of its compiler, which was to make it of the greatest possible value to the greatest number of people.

Passage Regulations Brochure from 1924

1924-02-01 Passage Regulations To North America - 1924 - Hamburg-Amerika Linie and United American Lines (Harriman Line)

Superb brochure, issued jointly by the German Steamship Lines of Hamburg-Amerika Linie and United American Lines (Harriman Line) provides the complete Passage regulations for First, Second and Cabin Class Passengers to North America. Brochure is in English and offers a glimpse of the effects of WWI War Reporations and Prohibition.

What to Know About Ocean Travel by IMM 1924

1924-02 What To Know About Ocean Travel

Published by the International Mercantile Marine Company, this brochure is the A to Z guide for the frequent transatlantic traveler of 1924.


Other Maritime Brochures

Trondheim Harbour, Norway - 1961 Brochure

1961 Trondheim Harbour, Norway

This 1961 brochure was editied by a member of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Family, the late Arvid Gjønvik. Includes 40 photographs and 11 charts, maps and illustrations of the harbor.


Other Brochures in the Archives

  • 1905 Norway Cruises - Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab Bergen, Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab Trondhjem: Yachting Cruises in 1905 to the Fjords of Western Norway, The North Cape, The Land of the Midnight Sun
  • 1912 Booklet Services of the CNM - Compagnie de Navigation Mixte, Société Anonume au Capital de 7,050,000 francs - Lignes de la Méditerranée, Service des Passagers, Algérie, Tunisie, Tripolitaine, Espagne, Maroc. Good coverage of their fleet with photographs and information. Text in French.
  • 1925 Brochure: American Students Tours - Itinerary of tours (European Cities) available along with costs for 1925. Brochure also has photographs from previous tours showing students at various activities on board and on location.
  • 1926-02 Brochure: Germany - Old and New. Published by United American Lines and Hamburg-American Line. 20 Pages. First 15 Pages devoted to locations in and around Germany. The back section provides an overview of the services of the two steamship lines. Photos include Albert Ballin / Deutschland / Hamburg, Resolute / Reliance, Interior views of First Class sections of S.S. Albert Ballin, and S.S. Reliance.
  • 1926 Brochure: Ocean Records: A Pocket Handbook for Travelers: Contains One Hundred Pages of Condensed Information, Indispensable to the Traveler. Ninth Edition. Topics included: Planning A Voyage, Passports and Visas, Customs Regulations, Consuls and Ambassadors, Foreign Money, Taxicabs and Porters, Things to Know Onboard Ship, Steamship Records, Ocean Lanes and Distances, Mails, Cables and Radiograms, American Immigration Law.
  • 1928-10-19 This Week in Paris, A Publication of American Express, Information regarding events of interest, period advertisement - many of them steamship companies, covers registration of foreigners, Exchange Rates (French Franc, British Pounds, US Dollars, German Marks) and much more.42 Pages.
  • 1936-02-10 Brochure: Go Tourist Class: Tourist Class on the North German Lloyd Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin and on the Hamburg-American Line: New York, Hamburg, Deutschland, Hansa and St. Louis. - Masters in the Art of Travel. 24 Pages - Unpagenated. North German Line Photographs Included: Bremen / Europa; S.S. Berlin, S.S. Columbus; S.S. Europa Photos: Lounge; Stateroom; Swimming Pool. S.S. Bremen Photos: Dining Room; Smoking Room; Social Hall. S.S. Columbus Photos: Social Hall; Dining Room; Smoking Room; Stateroom (Single Berth); Stateroom (2-berths); Gymnasium. S.S. Berlin Photos: Stateroom (Two-Berths); Dining Room; Lounge; Smoking Room .Hamburg-American Line Photos Included: S.S. New York; S.S. Deutschland, S.S. Hamburg; S.S. Hansa; S.S.; M.S. St. Louis. New York Photos: Lounge; Social Hall x2; Smoking Room. S.S. Hamburg Photos: Dining Room; Stateroom (Single Berth). S.S. Deutschland Photos: Dining Room. S.S. Hansa Photos: Stateroom (2 Berths); Promenade Deck; Social Hall. S.S. Hamburg Photos: Stateroom (Four-Berths); M.S. St. Louis Photos: Dining Room; State Room (3-Berth); Smoking Room; Swimming Pool.
  • 1938 Booklet: One Hundred Years of Transatlantic Steam Navigation 1838-1938, Science Museum of London. A brief outline of the history and development of the Atlantic ferry since the advent of the steamship, as illustrated by a special exhibition at the Science Museum. By H. P. Spratt, B.Sc. A.I.Mech .E., Second Edition. 24 Pages. 7 Illustrations. Major Sections: The Paddle Era; Early Screw Steamers; and Modern Turbine Ships. Includes List of References and Index.
  • 1939 Brochure: Sailing to England, Ireland, France and Germany - Hamburg-American Line and North German Lloyd New York Service. Rates and Schedule of Voyages for January through October 1939.

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