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SS Bremen Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the SS Bremen 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.

1906-10-27 Passenger Manifest for the SS Bremen

1906-10-27 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 October 1906
  • Route: Bremen for New York
  • Commander: Captain R. Nierich
1923-04-07 Passenger Manifest for the SS Bremen

1923-04-07 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 7 April 1923
  • Route: Bremen for New York
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
1923-05-12 Passenger Manifest for the SS Bremen

1923-05-12 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 May 1923
  • Route: Bremen for New York
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
1923-07-21 Passenger Manifest for the SS Bremen

1923-07-21 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 21 July 1923
  • Route: Bremen For New York
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 27 June 1925

1925-06-27 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 27 June 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Fried Eggs with Bacon for Breakfast, Fried Homemade Sausage for Lunch, and Boeuf à la Mode for Dinner. Coffee and Berlin Doughnuts were offered for an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 29 June 1925

1925-06-29 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 29 June 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Boiled Eggs and German Pancakes for Breakfast, Boiled Brisket Beef, Mustard Sauce for Lunch, and Breaded Pork Chops - Red Cabbage for Dinner. Coffee and Fancy Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 30 June 1925

1925-06-30 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 30 June 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Ham and Eggs for Breakfast, Braised Ox-Tail for Lunch, and Roast Leg of Mutton for Dinner. Coffee and Silesian Short Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 2 July 1925

1926-07-02 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 2 July 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Bacon and Eggs for Breakfast, Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes for Lunch, and Chicken Poulette, Rice with Asparagus for Dinner. Coffee and Short Cake were offered as an afternoon snack. The reverse side of the Bill of Fare Card presented the Music Concert Program on the Promenade Deck.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 3 July 1925

1925-07-03 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 3 July 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes for Breakfast, Boiled Leg of Lamb, Caper Sauce for Lunch, and Roast Leg of Pork for Dinner. Coffee and Fancy Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 4 July 1925

1925-07-04 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 4 July 1925 on board the S.S Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Omelette aux Confitures for Breakfast, German Pot Roast with Potato Dumplings for Lunch, and Roast Fricandeau of Veal for Dinner. Coffee and Silesian Short Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 5 July 1925

1925-07-05 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 5 July 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) featured typical breakfast fare, Halibut in Aspic for Lunch, and Entre-Côte for Dinner. They also offered an Afternoon snack of Chocolate and Stollen.

Passenger Manifest - Fahrkarte - Front View
Passenger Manifest - Fahrkarte - Front View

1925-08-15 Passenger Manifest and Contract - SS Bremen

Passenger Manifest - Tourist Cabin, SS Bremen, 15 August 1925 for Rosa Brise, age 50, a Citizen of the United States.

Front, SS Bremen Daily Bill of Fare Postcard - 9 January 1926

1926-01-09 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Postcard in German from 9 January 1926 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured Sautéed Liver, Spicy Sauce, Fried Potatoes for Breakfast, Roast Pork - Red Cabbage - Potato Sauce for Lunch, and Wiener Rostbraten, Princess Potatoes for Dinner. The reverse side is a postally unused postcard.

1926-02-27 Passenger Manifest for the SS Bremen

1926-02-27 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 February 1926
  • Route: Bremen for New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain R. Wurpts
Front Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Brochure for the SS Bremen. Form 275, Printed in the USA 25 October 1929.

1929-10-25 North German Lloyd SS Bremen

Absolutely superb brochure from North German Lloyd on the SS Bremen with many photographs documenting the ship and the accommodations afforded each class - First, Second, Tourist Third Cabin, and Third Class.

Covers for theNorth German Lloyd Brochure on their Expres Liner Bremen dated 15 November 1929.

1929-11-15 North German Lloyd Express Liner Bremen

16-Page brochure from Norddeutscher Lloyd produced for their offices in the United States and Canada. A pictorial of their accommodations for four classes of passengers -- First, Second, Tourist Third Cabin, and Third Class.

Front Cover, Matinee Concert Program on Board the SS Bremen, Sunday, 17 August 1930.

1930-08-17 Matinee Concert Program - SS Bremen

Romantic and Jazz Symphonic performed by the entire SS Bremen orchestra on Sunday, August 17fh 1930, from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm in the Social Hall. Conducted by E. Schier, the concert featured six selections from various composers including Bach, Strauss, Schubert, and Rubinstein.

Menu Cover

1930-08-18 SS Bremen à la Carte Luncheon Menu

Extensive à la Carte Bill of Fare from the North German Line steamship SS Bremen features Hors d'Œuvress, Cold Dishes, Soups, Eggs, Fish, Entrées, Salads, Vegetables, Potatoes, Sweets and Ice Cream. The Specials of the day was Veal Cutlet Mazarin and Chicken Pot-Pie Américane.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 21 September 1933

1933-09-21 SS Bremen Breakfast Menu Card

Tourist Class Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from North German Lloyd on the SS Bremen for Thursday, 21 September 1933. Written in German and English, the meal featured Fruit, Juices, Cereal, Eggs, Hash, Ham, Bacon and Fried Potatoes.

1935-04-12 Passenger Manifest for the SS Bremen

1935-04-12 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 April 1935
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. Ahrens
Front Cover for a Joint Line Brochure from Hamburg America Line and North German Lloyd Entitled Go Tourist Class.

1936-02-10 - HAPAG-North German Lloyd - Go Tourist Class

26-Page Brochure "Go Tourist Class" is a joint production of HAPAG-NDL. Profusely Illustrated with interior photographs of Tourist Class accommodations and ships of both lines that carried passengers of that class. A superb brochure produced for American tourist of the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Featured Ships: Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin, New York, Hamburg, Deutschland, Hansa, and St. Louis

Hamburg America Line Receipt for Part-Payment for Third Class Passage on the SS New York

1936-02-22 Receipt for Partial Payment for Round-Trip Passage - New York and Bremen

Receipt for partial payment for third class passage on the SS New York - Eastbound and the SS Bremen - Westbound for a round-trip voyages between New York and Bremen on the Hamburg America Line.

Front Cover - 1936-06-23 SS Bremen

1936-06-23 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 23 June 1936
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore L. Ziegenbein
1936-10-17 Passenger Manifest for the SS Bremen

1936-10-17 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 17 October 1936
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. Ahrens
Menu Cover - Dinner Menu, SS Bremen, North German Lloyd, Tourist Class, July 1937

1937-07-18 SS Bremen Dinner Menu

Elegant, Large Format, Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from 18 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured Live Boiled Lobster, Mayonnaise Sauce, Vol-au-Vent Toulousaine, and Crepes Valentine for dessert. The Bill of Fare was printed in German and English with an brief history on the back cover about the 80th Anniversary of the Norddeutschen Lloyd Bremen.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Dinner Bill of Fare - 28 July 1937

1937-07-28 SS Bremen Dinner Menu

Graphically Superior Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 28 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured Mignon Fillet Helder, Suprême of Chicken Armagnac, and Soufflé Camargo for dessert. The story of Neuschwanstein Castle is printed on the back of the Menu.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Luncheon Bill of Fare - 29 July 1937

1937-07-29 SS Bremen Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 29 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) featured John Dory Niçoise, Tendrons of Veal Marengo, and Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Dinner Bill of Fare - 30 July 1937

1937-07-30 SS Bremen Dinner Menu

Superior Graphics adorn this Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 30 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured expansive array of food including Boiled North Sea Turbot, Melted Butter or Sauce Vénitienne, Grenadins of Veal Diable Rouge, and Crêpes Georgette for dessert. Printed in German and English, the back cover offered a short essay on Leipzig the Monument of the Battle of the Nations.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Luncheon Bill of Fare - 31 July 1937

1937-07-31 SS Bremen Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 31 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) featured Broiled Mackerel. Anchovy Butter, Wiener Schnitzel - Green Peas, and Apple Tart with Whipped Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Luncheon Bill of Fare - 1 August 1937

1937-08-01 SS Bremen Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 1 August 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) featured Loin of Pork in Cider - Candied sweet Potatoes, Mousselines of Chicken à la Patti, and Cold Danish Pudding, Vanilla Sauce for dessert.

Front Cover of 1937 Brochure from the Hamburg-American and North German Lloyd on their Transatlantic Ships.

1937-10 HAPAG-NDL Ships in the Transatlantic Service

14-page small format brochure produced jointly by HAPAG-LLOYD welcomes you to Germany in 1937 on their transatlantic ships Bremen, Europa, Columbus, New York, Hamburg, Hansa, Deutschland, St. Louis, and Berlin. Brief information along with a photograph of each ship is included in this booklet.

1937-10-19 SS Bremen

1937-10-19 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 October 1937
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore L. Ziegenbein

 

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.

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