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SS Hamburg Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the SS Hamburg 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.

Passenger Contract, Hamburg Amerika Line, Breitmann Family 1904

1904-07-06 Steamship Contract - Hamburg American Line

Original steamship contract dated 6 July 1904 Between the Hamburg America Line and The Breitmann Family consisting of two adults and four children of Russian Hebrew descent, for third class passage from Hamburg to New York aboard the SS Hamburg.

Passenger Manifest, SS Hamburg, Hamburg America Line, September 1905

1905-09-14 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1905
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain E. Burmeister
Covers for the 1928 Hamburg American Line Brochure Across the Atlantic - First Class.

HAPAG - Across the Atlantic in First Class - 1928

Outstanding brochure from the Hamburg America Line captures the opulence of first-class transatlantic travel in the late 1920s. Rare interior photographs of public rooms such as the shopping plaza or promenade make this an excellent booklet. Ships Featured: Resolute and Reliance, New York, Hamburg, Albert Ballin, and Deutschland.

Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1929-03-15

1929-03-15 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 15 March 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Schwamberger
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1929

1929-04-19 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist-Third Cabin and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 April 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Schwamberger
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1930-08-29

1930-08-29 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg-Amerika Linie / Hamburg America Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 29 August 1930
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Koch
Cover, SS Hamburg Luncheon Bill of Fare Card - 2 July 1933

1933-07-02 SS Hamburg Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 2 July 1933 on board the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg-Amerika Linie featured Philadelphia Pepper Pot, Roast High Rib, and Viennese Makronentorte for dessert.

Menu Cover for the Main Meal on board the SS Hamburg, July 1933

1933-07-02 SS Hamburg Dinner Menu

Vintage Main Meal Bill of Fare from 2 July 1933 on board the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line featured Philadelphia Pepper Pot, Steckrübenmus - German Style Ribs, and Vienna's macro-cake for dessert. In German with English Translation.

Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1930-08-29

1934-08-30 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg-Amerika Linie / Hamburg America Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: First Class and Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 30 August 1934
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain Koch
1935-07-11 SS Hamburg

1935-07-11 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg-Amerika Linie / Hamburg America Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 11 July 1935
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cobh, Cherbourg, and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Theodore Koch
1935-08-21 SS Hamburg

1935-08-21 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Class Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 21 August 1935
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Th. Koch
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. Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin, New York, Hamburg, Deutschland, Hansa, and St. Louis

1936-07-02 SS Hamburg

1936-06-04 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 4 June 1936
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Theodore Koch
1936-07-02 Passenger Manifest for the SS Hamburg

1936-07-02 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 2 July 1936
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Theodore Koch
SS Hamburg Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 3 July 1936

1936-07-03 SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu

Beautiful graphic Dinner Bill of Fare dating from 1936 from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line offer traditional American fare plus sirloin steaks, german fried potatoes, and Bologna.

Front Cover, SS Hamburg Dinner Bill of Fare - 11 March 1937

1937-03-11 SS Hamburg Dinner Menu

Elegant Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Thursday, 11 March 1937 on board the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line featured Fried Fillet of Haddock Meunière, Râgout of Tongue with Mushrooms and Dumplings, Risotto, and Cannelons with Whipped Cream for dessert. Printed in German and English, the Bill of Fare included a Music Program.

SS Hamburg Breakfast Bill of Fare 30 July 1937

1937-07-30 SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu

July 1937 Elaborate Breakfast Bill of Fare for passengers on board the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line offers the standard American fare plus German favorites.

1937-09-02 Passenger Manifest for the SS Hamburg

1937-09-02 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Class Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 2 September 1937
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Th. Koch
Front Cover of 1937 Brochure from the Hamburg-American and North German Lloyd on their Transatlantic Ships.

HAPAG-NDL Ships in the Transatlantic Service - 1937

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.

Front Cover, Hamburg America Line 1938 Brochure "In The Third Class to North America."

In The Third Class to North America - 1938

This is a well-preserved brochure that was published before the beginning of the European conflict that became World War II. Superb photography makes this an exceptional record of the Third Class accommodations on the steamships Deutschland, New York, Hamburg, and the Hansa.

Titelblatt, Hamburg America Line 1938 Broschüre "In der dritten Klasse nach Nordamerika."

In der Dritten Klasse nach Nordamerika - 1938

Es handelt sich um eine gut erhaltene Broschüre veröffentlicht wurde, dass vor dem Beginn des europäischen Konflikt, der sich aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Superb Fotografie macht dies ein Rekord excecptional der dritten Klasse Unterkünfte auf dem Dampfer Deutschland, New York, Hamburg und die Hanse.

1938-08-04 Passenger Manifest for the SS Hamburg

1938-08-04 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 4 August 1938
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Th. Koch
1939-04-20 Passenger Manifest of SS Hamburg

1939-04-20 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 20 April 1939
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh
  • Commander: Captain P. Hille

 

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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