SS Seydlitz - History, Accommodations, & Ephemera Collection
All Digitized Ephemera for the SS Seydlitz 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.
Example of an Immigration Control Card for Australia, issued by the North German Lloyd SS Seydlitz for a German immigrant on 14 July 1913. The immigrant would have carried this card with him and showed Australian Immigration Officers at Fremantle as required.
Vintage Dinner Menu from 6 September 1930 on board the SS Seydlitz of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd featured Filet Mignon, French Fried Potatoes, Ham in Burgundy, and Strawberry Ice-Cream with Wafers for dessert.
Postcard with Photo of Sailors from the SMS Seydlitz dated 18 October 1914. Image Contributed by Lydia Sayers Yee. GGA Image ID # 1595a2bae6
Left Side "Tombstone"
Erinnerung an die Kriegszeit 1914
Memory of the wartime 1914
Right Side "Tombstone"
Wir waren gern bei Euch fhr Lieben!
Doch weil der Engländer Frech geworden, Sind wit hier geblieben.
We were happy to be with you dear ones!
But because the English got naughty, we stayed here.
Photograph of German Sailor Hans Faber from the SMS Seydlitz, nd, circa 1914. Image Contributed by Lydia Sayers Yee. GGA Image ID # 15967e42b0
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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