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Vaccination - ID Card - 1893

Card given to passengers to provide evidence of that passengers' vaccination for smallpox in 1893. UK Immigrant, I. Kilgarriff received this card from the Surgeon on board the SS City of Berlin of the American Line on a voyage from Southampton, England to New York.

The Card was dated 6 March 1893 and signed by the surgeon (illegible signature). This voyage was not listed in the Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals.

Front Side of Vacinnation Certificate Card, Issued by the American Line to I. O. Kilgarriff on 5 March 1893

Front Side of Vacinnation Certificate Card, Issued by the American Line to I. O. Kilgarriff on 5 March 1893, a Passenger on the SS City of Berlin. This card must be kept by the Passenger to avoid detention by Quarantine in New York, or while traveling by Rail or Steamers in the United States. Text (on back side) in English, German and Danish. GG Archives Primary Source Immigration Collection. GGA Image ID # 14d7631859

Back Side of Vacinnation Certificate Card, Issued by the American Line to I. O. Kilgarriff on 5 March 1893

Back Side of Vacinnation Certificate Card, Issued by the American Line to I. O. Kilgarriff on 5 March 1893, a Passenger on the SS City of Berlin. This card must be kept by the Passenger to avoid detention by Quarantine in New York, or while traveling by Rail or Steamers in the United States. Text in English, German and Danish. GG Archives Primary Source Immigration Collection. GGA Image ID # 14d79a13b3

There are strict quarantine regulations in regard to the examination of immigrants, to see that they are protected from smallpox by vaccination, and that only those persons who hold a certificate from a medical officer of the steamship, stating that they are so protected, are permitted to land without detention in quarantine or vaccination by the port (or ship's) physician.

Information About the Card

  • Title: Vaccination. Protected
  • Issued By: American Line: Southampton - New York Service
  • Vessel: City of Berlin
  • Passenger: I. O. Kilgarriff
  • Dated: 6 March 1893
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.2 cm
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