Prepaid Steamship Ticket Memorandum - 1898
This receipt was prepared by the ticket agent and represent the left side of the prepaid steamship passage contract that would have been forwarded to the immigrants named in the contract.
To be kept by Purchaser.
Date issued November 11, 1898
NAMES OF PASSENGERS.
- Lloyd E. Brown
- Leslie D. Brown
Bought By: M. D. Lloyd
17 Glenwood Ave
City (Presumed to be Buffalo, New York)
Amount of Ocean Fare: $ 88.00
Amount of Inland Fare: $ 0
Should the passenger refuse to come out, within the specified time for which the Certificate is available, the Company will refund the amount paid, less 10 per cent. discount, on the production of this Memorandum, together with the corresponding Certificate of passage.
Money forwarded to INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION COMPANY, 6 Bowling Green, New York, for the use of the passenger on arrival, will be delivered on application and identification.
Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value
In 2013, the relative value of $88.00 from 1898 ranges from $2,150.00 to $80,800.00.
In 2013, the relative worth of $88.00 from 1898 is:
|$2,550.00||using the Consumer Price Index|
|$2,150.00||using the GDP deflator|
|$11,600.00||using the unskilled wage|
|$19,200.00||using the Production Worker Compensation|
|$18,800.00||using the nominal GDP per capita|
|$80,800.00||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.