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SS Germanic Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the SS Germanic 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.

White Star Line Agent's Record for Prepaid Steerage Passage for One Adult, UK to New York or Boston (Plus Rail to Scranton, PA).

1880-05-29 Prepaid Steerage Agent's Record, White Star Line

Agent's Record for a Prepaid passage on a White Star Line Steamship for passage from Cardiff, Whales, UK to Scranton PA via Steerage class in 1880. This was detached from the steamship ticket provided to the traveler and steamship line. He arrived in New York on the RMS Germanic of the White Star Line in 1881.

Front Cover of a Saloon Passenger List from the SS Germanic of the White Star Line, Departing 26 June 1889 from New York to Liverpool

1889-06-26 SS Germanic Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: White Star Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 26 June 1889
  • Route: New York to Liverpool
  • Commander: Captain P. J. Irving
White Star Line Passenger Manifest 1896 Saloon Passengers

1896-07-22 RMS Germanic Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: White Star Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 22 July 1896
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain E. R. McKinstry, R.N.R.
Inspection Card - White Star Line Germanic - 1902 Hans Johansen Rosholt

1902-04-02 Immigrant Inspection Card - White Star Line RMS Germanic

Inspection Card issued to an immigrant traveling in Steerage by the White Star Line RMS Germanic in April 1902 that provided information about the immigrant including Name, Last Residence, evidence of Immunization, Port of Departure and Steamship name.


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.

Bookmark pages you're researching and check back periodically for additions as we continue to digitize our extensive ephemera materials.

Unseemly Disturbance on the SS Germanic

AN unseemly disturbance on the Germanic, White Star Line, on a recent trip, and incident to the customary entertainment for nautical charities, was due to the officiousness of some American passengers who sought to arrange an opposition festivity in aid of the Fresh Air Fund. Happily there were those on board who calmed the raging social sea.

Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 43


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