SS Independence Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the SS Independence 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.

1952-10-27 Passenger List for SS Independence

1952-10-27 SS Independence Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Export Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 October 1952
  • Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Hugh L. Switzer
1953-08-02 Passenger List for SS Independence

1953-08-02 SS Independence Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Export Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 2 August 1953
  • Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Ernest H. Nelson
Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS Independence of the American Export Lines, Departing 24 August 1953 from Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes and Gibraltar

1953-08-24 SS Independence Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Export Lines
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 24 August 1953
  • Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes and Gibraltar,
  • Commander: Captain Hugh L. Switzer
Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Independence of the American Export Lines, Departing 3 July 1954.

1954-07-03 SS Independence Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Export Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 3 July 1954
  • Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Hugh L. Switzer
1954-08-14 Passenger List for SS Independence

1954-08-14 SS Independence Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Export Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 August 1954
  • Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Ernest H. Nelson
1954-11-09 Passenger List for SS Independence

1954-11-09 SS Independence Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Export Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 9 November 1954
  • Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Hugh L. Switzer

 

American Export Lines 1957 Advertisement "A Voyage to Remember, the SS Constitution and SS Independence.

American Export Lines 1957 Advertisement "A Voyage to Remember, the SS Constitution and SS Independence. Scene from 20th Century-Fox's production of Leo McCarey's "AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER" co-starring CARY GRANT and DEBORAH KERR, which takes place aboard the s.s. Constitution. A Jerry Wald Production in CinemaScope. Color by Deluxe. GGA Image ID # 15f57df6b4

A Voyage to Remember

A Sunlane Cruise to Europe this Fall or Winter can be your voyage to remember. For as little as $535 in Cabin Class or $685 in First, you can sail aboard the great Independence or Constitution for a luxurious 3-week round trip to the Mediterranean!

The Independence and Constitution will be sailing from New York approximately every two weeks all this Fall and early Winter through January. You'll have time to visit ashore at 3 to 8 ports, such as Canary Islands, Casablanca, Barcelona, Cannes, Genoa, Naples, Tangier, Madeira.

At sea there's fun, glamour, relaxation! And you'll have an air conditioned stateroom, private bathroom with shower, enjoy absolutely unsurpassed cuisine. For complete information and illustrated literature, see your Travel Agent or write to American Export Lines, New York.

 

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.

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