SS American Banker - History, Accommodations, & Ephemera Collection

American Banker (1920) American Merchant Lines.

Built by American International Shipbuilding Corn., Hog Island, Penn. Tonnage: 7,430. Dimensions: 436' x 58'. Single-screw, 15 knots. Two masts and one funnel. Ex-Cantigny. Renamed: (a) Ville d' Anvers, (b) City of Athens. Sister ships: American Farmer, American Importer, American Merchant, American Shipper, American Trader and American Traveler. Note: There were 12 ships built, but some were taken over by the United States government and are not included in this group.

All Digitized Ephemera for the SS American Banker available at the GG Archives. Common items of ephemera in our maritime collection include passenger lists, brochures, event and entertainment programs, and other memorabilia produced for a voyage or ship.

SS American Banker Dinner Bill of Fare 25 June 1932

1932-06-25 SS American Banker Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 25 June 1932 on board the SS American Banker of the American Merchant Lines featured Boiled Halibut with Sauce Hollandaise, Filet Steak with Mushrooms, and Peach Melba for dessert.

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

1932-11 American Merchant Lines to Europe

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.


Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.

Our selection varies considerably by ship, and likely contains only a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.

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