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SS President Roosevelt Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the SS President Roosevelt 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.

Front Brochure Cover of Passenger Ships Owned by the United States Government Published in 1922

1922 - Passenger Ships of the United States Lines

One of the first and most comprehensive brochures on the early beginnings of the United States Lines. Many photographs documents the cabin class (First Class/Second Class) amenities on the many ships of the USL. Undated, but likely published in 1922 before the Leviathan came into service in 1923. Featured Ships: George Washington, America, President Roosevelt, President Harding, President Monroe, President Adams, President Van Buren, President Polk, President Garfield, President Fillmore, and President Arthur.

Front Brochure Cover, Third Class Passage to Europe - 1923

1923 - USL Third Class Passage to Europe

The ships included in this 1923 brochure from the United States Lines include the great Leviathan, the largest liner in the world; the popular George Washington; America, largest "cabin" ship in the world; the famous "President" ships, President Harding and President Roosevelt, and the newly reconditioned Republic.

Front Cover of 1924 Brochure from the United States Lines for Travel Between New York and Several European Ports.

1924 - USL - New York - Plymouth - Cherbourg - Southampton - Bremen

32-Page brochure from the United States Lines provides many interior views of their fleet of transatlantic steamships published in 1924. This brochure does not include their flagship -- the SS Leviathan as they prepared a separate booklet for that ship. Featured Ships: George Washington, President Harding, President Roosevelt, and Republic.

Front Cover of a 1924 Brochure from the United States Lines Entitled "The American Way to Europe.

1924 - United States Lines - The American Way to Europe

Comprehensive brochure from the United States Lines developed to provide information and photographs that describe the ships and amenities geared to Americans traveling to Europe. Also contains brief information on sites to see in European countries along with passport information. Featured Ships: America, George Washington, Leviathan, President Harding, President Roosevelt, and Republic.

1938-08-31 Passenger Manifest for the SS President Roosevelt

1938-08-31 SS President Roosevelt Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 31 August 1938
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Havre, Southampton, and Cobh
  • Commander: Captain William Dougherty

 

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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