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Prepaid Passage Receipt - 3rd Class Voyage, Bremen to New York, 1891

Immigrant's Prepaid Passage Receipt from Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1891

Prepaid Passage Receipt

Norddeutscher Lloyd Steamship Co.

New York and Bremen Fast Express Steamer (Schnelldampfer) Line

Oelrichs & Co., General Agents, 2 Bowling Green, New York City


Date and Place of Issue: NY October 10, 1891

Received from Mr. Caskorntuoff ??

subject to the conditions printed on the back of this and in the notice attached, and with the understanding that in case of mistakes in figuring rates the passenger is entitled only to such part of the payments and transportation as is provided by the money paid.

the sum of Twenty Four 00/100 to cover 1) payment of $ --- to the passenger; 2) payment to passenger of the cost of transportation in ---- class from BREMEN; 3) transportation thence in 3rd Class of one of the Steamers of the NORDDEUTSCHER LLOYD to NEW YORK, and 4) transportation from NEW YORK in EMIGRANT TRAIN to --- for, --- persons, as in margin

Signature /s/ Max Shraug, Agent

Name [of Immigrant Passenger]: Albert August Komhoff AGE: Not Stated

Purchaser's Receipt for Prepaid Passage. See other side and read carefully.

Back of Prepaid Passage Receipt from 1891


Keep this Receipt, as unless it is returned, there can be no rotund of the money. In the event of a refund. the customary deduction will be made. No refund to be made until this certificate is canceled on the books of the Norddeutscher Lloyd in Bremen.

This certificate becomes void and the money is forfeited a year from the date of its issue.

The passenger has to wait at home until the Norddeutscher Lloyd in Bremen send him instructions and the needful tickets and papers; if the passenger disregards this condition, all expense incurred thereby is to be charged to the purchaser of this certificate.

The price paid for transportation does not include subsistence or lodging while in transit, except on the trip from Bremen to New York, or from Southampton to New York.

Baggage, while in transit, is at the risk of the passenger. Excess of baggage must be paid for by the passenger.

If it is found on the arrival of the passengers in Bremen or in Southampton that the children are older than represented hereon. and he passengers cannot pay for the additional ocean fare, and have neither the means to stay in Bremen nor to return to the old home, the Norddeutscher Lloyd S. S. Co. are empowered to pay passengers a sufficient amount to carry hem back to the point where they started from; such amount to be charged to the purchaser of this certificate.

Passengers in must supply themselves with blankets, as well as eating and washing utensils, at their own expense.

German R. R. fare, it paid for, will be furnished only by paying passenger the money value thereof, as Rail Road tickets on the Continent can be had for cash only at the station a short time before the train starts.

Other Language translations were German, Danish, Bohemian, Slavokian and Swedish.

Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value

In 2013, the relative value of $24.00 from 1891 ranges from $574.00 to $25,900.00.

In 2013, the relative worth of $24.00 from 1891 is:

$634.00 using the Consumer Price Index
$574.00 using the GDP deflator
$3,100.00 using the unskilled wage
$5,040.00 using the Production Worker Compensation
$5,270.00 using the nominal GDP per capita
$25,900.00 using the relative share of GDP

Samuel H. Williamson, "Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1774 to present," MeasuringWorth, 2014.

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