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Ocean Liner and Travel Brochures

Fabulous Collection of Ocean Liner and Travel Brochures from the latter 1800s through the 1950s. Many are not only rare but offer a unique glimpse of passenger accommodations for ocean travel, often profusely illustrated with photographs and other illustrations.

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Allan Line - Second Cabin Accommodations - 1908

It is probably an unprecedented occurrence in the history of the Transatlantic Liner that three Steamers of 10,000 tons register or more, should be in course of construction at one time and placed in commission within six months of each other.

Deck Plan of the SS St.Louis and the SS St. Paul of the American Line.

American Line First Cabin Services - 1901

1901 Brochure covers First Cabin Travel on the Steamships of the American Line and includes Deck Plans, Rates for Transatlantic Travel (Southampton - New York Service via Cherbourg) and General Passenger Information

Cover of American Line Philadelpha - Queenstown - Liverpool Brochure 1907

American Line Philadelphia - Queenstown - Liverpool Service - 1907

Has been specially arranged to accommodate those passengers who want good food and service, moderate speed and to have the best accommodation the steamers afford at moderate cost. This is secured by the arrangement for carrying only one class of cabin passengers.

American Line Southampton -- New York Service with Tariff of First Class Fares.

American Line Southampton to New York Service - 1908

Broadside Flyer produced by the American Line promoting their Southampton - New York service. Includes information for passengers, the tariff of first-class fares, and deck plans for the SS St. Louis, SS St. Paul, SS New York, and the SS Philadelphia.

Cover - American Merchant Lines New York to London - The Economical Way to Europe. Published November 1932

American Merchant Lines to Europe - 1932

These are some of the attractions of an American Merchant Lines crossing. . . every day of it memorably pleasant from the minute you go on board in New York until you sail up the famous Thames right into the City of London.

Front Cover, Second Saloon and Third Class on Anchor Line U.S. Mail Steamers.

Anchor Line Second & Third Class Accommodations - 1902

Six-Panel Flyer from the Anchor Line promoting their weekly service between New York and Glasgow. Brochure provided information pertaining to the Second Saloon and Third Class passengers only including rates of passage and rail rates to or from Glasgow to points in the UK.

Front Cover, Anchor Line Transatlantic Steamships. Tours in Ireland, Scotland, and England.

Anchor Line Transatlantic Steamships - Tours - 1904

1904 brochure produced by the Anchor Line focuses on most of the popular places of interest and principal cities of Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales. The booklet features beautiful color images, many reproduced on this page.

Front Cover, Anchor Line Special Attractions for Excursion Season 1911.

Anchor Line Special Attractions For Excursion Season 1911

This brochure printed by the Anchor Line for the Tourist season in 1911 featured information for passengers, internal and external photographs of the ships and interior views and some information on destinations.

Front Cover, Anchor Line Information For Passengers - 1912 Brochure.

Anchor Line Information For Passengers - 1912

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.

Front Cover, Anchor Line Second Cabin Information and Accommodations 1913

Anchor Line Second Cabin Accommodations - 1913

12-Page brochure on second cabin accommodations on transatlantic steamships of the Anchor Line offering weekly service between New York, Glasgow, and Londonderry. Published by Amsden-Kalbfleisch Co., Agents - Rochester, NY on 29 November 1913. Numerous photographs, Rates of Passage, and other information are included.

Front Cover, The New Anchor Line Fleet to Ireland and Scotland. 1926 Brochure.

The New Anchor Line Fleet - 1926

Profusely illustrated brochure from 1926 documents the grand interiors of the Caledonia and Transylvania, the newest additions to the Anchor Line fleet with views of the California and Cameronia, transporting passengers between New York, Londonderry, and Glasgow.

Front Cover, Anchor Line Cabin Class Brochure. Undated, circa 1930s.

Anchor Line Cabin Class - 1930s

For passengers who are accustomed to the amenities of good-living, the Anchor Line offers a truly delightful mode of travel, in the company of other passengers with the same substantial standards which characterize their own good taste.

Front Cover, Anchor-Donaldson Line Bropchure on the Steamships Letitia and Athenia - 1926.

Anchor-Donaldson Line Letitia and Athenia - 1926

Profusely illustrated brochure on the cabin class accommodations available on the SS Letitia and SS Athenia of the Anchor-Donaldson Line. Published during November 1926, this rare booklet documents the two sister ships with interior and exterior photographs.

Baltic America Line 1912 Brochure

Baltic America Line Fleet and Services - 1920

The American Tourist seeking rest, recreation, study or new business connections in Europe can therefore not find a more opportune time to go than during next summer, using all the exceptional facilities offered by the "Baltic America Line"

Front Cover, Baltimore Mail Line Information for Passengers. Published March 1932.

Baltimore Mail Line Passenger Information - 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.

Front Cover, Baltimore Mail Line An Innovation in One-Class,Transatlantic Passenger Service.

Baltimore Mail Line to Europe - 1936

Baltimore Mail Line utilizes one-class liners. You can go anywhere onboard without worrying about class restrictions. Decks, lounges, dining saloon— there is no class distinction. Passenger accommodations throughout are of a single high standard.

Front Cover, Outstanding Travel Value to Europe on the Baltimore Mail Line

Baltimore Mail Line Outstanding Travel Value - 1930s

1930s Brochure offers extraordinary interior and exterior views (including passengers) of their transatlantic steamships of the Baltimore Mail Line with routes between Baltimore, Norfolk, Havre and Hamburg.

Front Cover, Cabin Service to Europe via the Canadian Pacific Steamships.

Canadian Pacific Cabin Service to Europe - 1927

To cross the ocean once on a Canadian Pacific Cabin Class Steamship is to realize that you have found the ideal way to travel. Many Interior and Exterior photographs help illustrate this exceptional brochure.

Couverture, Paquebot France de la Compagnie Générale Transatlantique

Le Nouveau Paquebot SS France 1912

Il s'agit d'une brochure pour le lancement Steamship SS France de la CGT-French Line produite en 1912 qui offre une excellente critique du livre de l'hébergement de première classe, des services, des détails de la salle des machines et des chaudières, des dispositions et beaucoup plus.

Cover, Steamship France of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique.

The New SS France Liner - 1912

This is a brochure for the Steamship SS France launch of the CGT-French Line produced in 1912 which offers an excellent review of the book of first class accommodation, services, details of the engine room and boilers, provisions and much more.

Front Cover, Third Class on the French Line Featuring the Ile de France, Champlain, Lafayette, Paris, and Normanide.

Third Class on the French Line - 1938

The Normandie, Ile de France, Paris, Champlain and Lafayette combine economy and efficiency in fulfilling the most discriminating requirements. Their Third Class accommodations cannot help but bring you all satisfaction.

Front Cover, Reprinted From "BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED".	December, 1902.

The Story of the Cunard Line - 1902

Cunard Steamship Company, Limited, one of the oldest and most famous of British steam navigation undertakings elected to remain independent and outside the scope of the great Trust. This is their Story as published by BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED. December 1902. Lavishly Illustrated including Interior Photographs.

Front Cover, "Famous Cunarders," Published by the Cunard Line 21 March 1910.

Famous Cunarders - 1910

8-Page Booklet./Leaflet from 1910 titled "Famous Cunarders" provided an illustrated introduction to their "A"-List Cunard fleet including the Campania, Carmania & Caronia, Carpathia, Lusitania & Mauratania, Pannonia, and the Saxonia & Ivernia.

Front of Franconia and Laconia - The Largest and Fastest Steamers in the Boston Service Flyer from 1911

Franconia and Laconia For The Boston Service - 1911

Flyer created by Cunard to announce two new steamships for the Boston service, 18,000 tons each. The ships were of the intermediate class and accommodations described in this flyer pertain primarily to the First Class.

Front Cover RMS Franconia and RMS Laconia of the Cunard Line.

RMS Franconia and Laconia - Cunard Line - 1912

A scarce brochure provides a remarkable record of these two short-lived steamships that brought thousands of immigrants from Liverpool to Boston from 1912 to 1916. The Laconia was torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine U-50 on 25 February 1917; and, the Franconia was torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine UB-47 on 4 October 1916.

Front Cover, Fishguard Information for Passengers. Published 1913 Cunard Line.

Fishguard Information for Passengers of Cunard - 1913

Fishguard is situated on the south-west coast of Wales, and is the nearest British port to New York used by Atlantic liners. It affords the quickest means of reaching London, and is also a convenient port for the Continent.

Front Cover, Cunard Passenger Log Book circa 1913

Cunard Passenger Log Book - 1913

Rare Third-Class Accommodation on Cunard Liners featuring interior and exterior photographs of the ships and accommodations for third class/steerage passengers. Undated brochure circa 1913. Its contents were meant to entice the immigrants to book passage to the New World.

Front Cover, Comparisons - RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited.

Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Comparisons - 1914

Aquitania made her maiden voyage from Liverpool on 30 May 1914. This brochure was one of many published in 1914 to exalt the size of the ship and accommodations available. Many comparisons were made with well-known US structures of that era.

Front Cover, Cunard to Liverpool via Cobh (Queenstown) - 1920s Brochure from the Cunard Line.

Cunard to Liverpool via Cobh (Queenstown) - 1920s

Superb interior photographs of the Cunard steamships Carinthia, Franconia, Laconia, Samaria, and Scythia makes this an excellent brochure from the 1920s. The uniqueness of this booklet is greatly improved by the inclusions of context with photo captions.

Front Cover, Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations Brochure. Undated, Circa Late 1920s

Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations - 1920s

Tourist Third Cabin replaced the old Third Class on the Cunard Steamships, the refinished accommodations attracted students, professors, young business people, and bargain-hunters filling the cabins left mostly empty from the decline of the immigrant trade. This is a photo journal of the accommodations found in the new Tourist Third Cabin class.

Front Cover - Cunard To Boston. Published by the Cunard Steam Ship Company Limited - 1922

Cunard To Boston - 1922

The re-opening of the Liverpool-Queenstown-Boston Service with the “ Samaria,” one of the finest and largest of the new post-War Cunarders, emphasizes the importance which the Cunard Company attaches to this Service.

Cover, The Liverpool Route from Boston and New York via Queenstown (Cobh)

Cunard - The Liverpool Route - 1923

16- Page Brochure provides insight into the Liverpool Route that is shared by both the Cunard Line and Anchor Line. The majority of the booklet is a tour guide of England, and the remainder on passenger service between Boston, New York, and Canada to Liverpool, Queenstown, Cherbourg, and other European ports of call.

Front Cover, Second Class to Europe fromn Boston to Queenstown and Liverpool.

Cunard Line Second Class to Europe - 1927

12-Page brochure covers the Boston to Europe route of the Cunard Line in 1927. Interior photographs help to illustrate the second class accommodations available on the Samaria, Scythia, and Laconia.

Front Cover, White Star Line Famous Big 4 - RMS Adriatic, RMS Baltic, RMS Cedric, and RMS Celtic dated 16 April 1909.

The Famous Big 4 - New York-Liverpool Service - 1909

This 8-Page White Star Line brochure on the Famous Big 4 of the New York Liverpool Service - The Adriatic, Baltic, Cedric, and Celtic, is packed with incredible photographs (Interior and exterior) some with actual passengers. Includes information on the ships and their accommodations.


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