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Hamburg-American Line History and Ephemera

Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line / Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt Actien Gesellschaft (HAPAG)

Hamburg-American Line was one of the major steamship companies to handle the immigrant trade. Their primary routes of Hamburg, Germany to New York via Southampton were supplemented by other vessels that called on the ports of Portland ME, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Galveston, and New Orleans, in addition to Canadian ports.

Hamburg-American Line Ephemera in Date Order

Passenger Manifest of the Steamer Lessing of the Hamburg Amerika Linie, 1881

1881-08-24 SS Lessing Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 24 August 1881
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Voss
1883-11-04 Passenger Manifest of SS Silesia

1883-11-04 SS Silesia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 4 November 1883
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Barends
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Auguste Victoria, 1897

1897-08-26 SS Auguste Victoria Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 26 August 1897
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain C. Kaempff
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Fürst Bismarck, 1900, Hamburg, Germany to New York

1900-08-09 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 9 August 1900
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Barends
Passenger Manifest, North German Lloyd SS Patricia, Oct 1900

1900-10-07 SS Patricia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 7 October 1900
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain H. Leithäuser
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Pretoria, 1901, Hamburg to New York

1901-07-28 SS Pretoria Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 28 July 1901
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain Karlowa
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest S. S. Fürst Bismarck, Hamburg-American Line 1902

1902-01-26 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 26 January 1902
  • Route: Naples to New York via Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain H. Barends
SS Deutschland Breakfast Bill of Fare 26 February 1902

1902-02-26 SS Deutschland Breakfast Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare for the steamship Deutschland of the Hamburg-American Line featured a typical American fare including Buckwheat Pancakes, Omelots, Ham, Bacon, in addition to Rumpsteak, Calf's Liver and Grilled Vienna Sausages.

SS Deutschland Breakfast Menu Card 2 March1902

1902-03-02 SS Deutschland Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from 2 March 1902 featured Eggs Périgueux Style, Potato-Pancake with Cranberries, and Omelet aux Confitures.

1902-04-22 SS Pennsylvania

1902-04-22 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 22 April 1902
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Plymouth and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Spltedt
1902-06-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Pennsylvania

1902-06-21 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 21 June 1902
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain H. Spliedt
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Pretoria, Hamburg-American Line 1903

1903-08-22 SS Pretoria Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 22 August 1903
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain G. Schrötter
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Fürst Bismarck, 1903, Hamburg to New York

1903-08-27 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1903
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain H. Leithäuser
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-American 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.

Front Cover, SS Pretoria Dinner Bill of Fare - 26 May 1905

1905-05-26 SS Pretoria Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Friday, 26 May 1905 featured Striped Bass à la Meunière, Saddle of Veal, Wax Beans, and Mixed Ice Cream for dessert. The menu, printed in English and German, included a Concert Program.

Cover, SS Moltke Luncheon Bill of Fare - 24 July 1905

1905-07-24 SS Moltke Luncheon Menu Card

Uniquely constructed Bill of Fare from 24 July 1905 consisting of 3 pieces of paper glued together by design. The quality graphics were common among German steamship lines of that era. Featured items included Iamb in Curry with Rice, Salmy of Ducklings with Olives, and Broiled and Fried Mutton-Chops.

Front Cover Passenger Manifest - Graf Waldersee Hamburg-American Line 1905

1905-07-29 SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 29 July 1905
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain A. Krech
Passenger Manifest, SS Hamburg, Hamburg-American Line, September 1905

1905-09-14 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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
Passenger Manifest, SS Pennsylvania, Hamburg-American Line, November 1905

1905-11-11 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 November 1905
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth
Passenger Manifest, SS Pennsylvania, Hamburg-American Line, August 1906

1906-08-04 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 4 August 1906
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth
Front Cover - 1906-08-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Moltke

1906-08-21 SS Moltke Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 21 August 1906
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Naples
  • Commander: Captain Reessing
1907-05-04 Cruise SS Meteor

1907-05-04 Cruise SS Meteor Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cruise Passengers (Class not Stated)
  • Date of Departure: 4 May 1907
  • Route: Genoa to Hamburg via Villafranca, Ajaccio, Algiers, Gibraltar, Tangier, Lisbon, and Dover
  • Commander: Captain Schwamberger
1907-06-01 SS Batavia

1907-06-01 SS Batavia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 1 June 1907
  • Route: New York to Hamburg
  • Commander: Captain G. Bachman
Passenger Manifest, SS Amerika, Hamburg-American Line, August 1907

1907-08-08 SS Amerika Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 August 1907
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth
Steerage Prepaid Passage Contract, German Immigrant Family, 20 November 1907

Prepaid Steerage Contract (1907) German Immigrant Family

Steerage Prepaid Passage Contract issued by the Hamburg-American Line on 20 November 1907 for passage from Hamburg, Germany to New York and a Train from New York to Ellsworth, Minnesota for a German Immigrant Family.

Passenger Manifest, SS Amerika, Hamburg-American Line, November 1908, Hamburg to New York

1908-11-12 SS Amerika Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 12 November 1908
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth
Passenger Manifest, SS König Wilhelm II, Hamburg-American Line, September 1909, Boulogne to Rio de Janeiro

1909-09-20 SS Koning Wilhelm II Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 20 September 1909
  • Route: Boulogne-sur-Mer to Rio de Janeiro and La Plata via Southampton, Vigo, and Lisbon
  • Commander: Captain P. Wiehr
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Deutschland, 1909

1909-10-07 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 7 October 1909
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain C. Kaempff
Front Cover, May 1910 Issue of the Hamburg-American Gazette.

1910-05 Hamburg-American Gazette

The May 1910 issue of the Hamburg-American Gazette featured "Tourists Return from South America: Remarkable Success of the SS Bluecher's Cruise to the Straits of Magellan," "The SS Cincinnati Returns from Orient Cruise," and "Each Succeeding Season These Cruises are Coming More and More Into Favor With the American Traveling Pubic." Many photographs including The Hamburg-American Piers at Hoboken (New York), USA, Dining Room of the SS Prinz Joachim, Showing New Arrangement of Small Tables on "Prinz" Steamers of the Atlas Service, Pier at Montevideo, Uruguay, and Captain Schülke of SS Cincinnati.

Passenger Manifest, SS Cincinnati, Hamburg-American Line, June 1910

1910-06-30 SS Cincinnati Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 June 1910
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Schülke
Passenger Manifest, SS President Lincoln, Hamburg-American Line, July 1910

1910-07-24 SS President Lincoln Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 July 1910
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain Hahn
Passenger Manifest, SS Cincinnati, Hamburg-American Line, September 1910

1910-09-08 SS Cincinnati Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 September 1910
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Schülke
SS Victoria Luise Breakfast Bill of Fare Card (u.d.) c1911

c1911 SS Victoria Luise Breakfast Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare Card from circa 1911 featured an impressively large selection of items including Scrambled Eggs with Morils, with Mushrooms, Fried Eggs with Ham or Bacon, and Broiled Salt Mackerels. The reverse side of the Bill of Fare was printed in German.

1911-05-24 SS Graf Waldersee

1911-05-24 SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 May 1911
  • Route: Philadelphia to Hamburg
  • Commander: Captain P. Froehlich
1912 Steerage Prepaid Passage Contract Recipt - Font Side

1912-01-13 Prepaid Steerage Contract - Hamburg-American Line

Colorful Receipt for the purchase of passage from Hamburg to New York via the Hamburg-American Line with inland passage to McFreesport, Pennsylvania dated 13 January 1913.

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1912-04-24 Inspection Card - Austrian Immigrant

Fine example of an Immigrants and Steerage Passengers' Inspection Card issued on 24 April 1912 by the Hamburg-American Line for an Austrian Immigrant on board the SS President Grant that departed from Hamburg, Germany arriving in New York on 7 May 1912. Passed American Ellis Island Inspectors on 8 May 1912.

Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Patricia, Hamburg-American Line, September 1912

1912-09-28 SS Patricia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 28 September 1912
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain A. Borden
Front Cover, SS President Lincoln Passenger Manifest, November 1912

1912-11-01 SS President Lincoln Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 1 November 1912
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain Witt
1913-10-25 SS Pretoria

1913-10-25 SS Pretoria Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 25 October 1913
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Dugge
Titelblatt, 1914 Broschüre der Hamburg- Amerika Linie für die Fahrpläne der Nordseebäder - Seebäder und Riviera Dienst.

Hamburg-Amerika Linie Nordseebäder-Fahrplan - 1914

Viele Fotos der Schiffe, Innenansichten und Bilder der Wahrzeichen von Hamburg, Deutschland, machen diese Broschüre zu einer ungewöhnlich guten Broschüre der Hamburg- Amerika Linie von 1914. Zwei farbige Karten enthalten die Nordsee und die Umgebung.

Front Cover, 1914 Brochure from the Hamburg-American Line for North Sea Resorts Timetables

Hamburg-American Line North Sea Resorts Timetable - 1914

Many photographs of the ships, interior views, and images of Hamburg, Germany landmarks help to make this an unusually good brochure from the Hamburg-American Line in 1914. Two color maps are included of the North Sea and Vicinity.

1914-09-13 SS Red Cross

1914-09-13 SS Red Cross Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Surgeons and Nurses of the American Red Cross
  • Date of Departure: 13 September 1914
  • Route: New York to Falmouth, England
  • Commander: Captain Armistead Rust, U.S.N. (Retired)
Passenger Transport Notification - Hamburg Amerika Linie 1922

1922-06-15 Passenger Transport Notification

You will need a passport to your (Homeland) which a registration will be accepted he must exit from Hamburg to New York until the day of departure elected ships tips or a week longer applies.

Brochure Cover, The New Twin Screw Steamship Deutschland of the Hamburg-American Line.

1924 Brochure - The New Twin Screw Steamship Deutschland

8-Panel Flyer offers a quick look at the SS Deutschland, a 21,046-ton ship, launched on 28 April 1923 with her maiden voyage on 27 March 1924. Superb interior photographs create a visual feast of this elegant ship of the Hamburg-American Line (HAPAG).

Passenger Manifest, Albert Ballin, Hamburg-American Line, January 1926

1926-01-28 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 28 January 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Wiehr
Front Cover, SS Deutschland Passenger List 30 July 1926

1926-07-30 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 30 July 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Schwamberger
Passenger Manifest, SS Westphalia, Hamburg-American Line, August 1926

1926-08-18 SS Westphalia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 18 August 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York and Boston via Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain Niss
Passenger Manifest, SS Albert Ballin, Hamburg-American Line, August 1926

1926-08-27 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Wiehr
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg Amerika Linie, Cleveland, 10 December 1926

1926-12-10 SS Cleveland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 10 December 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Luck
1927-07-06 SS Albert Ballin

1927-07-06 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 6 July 1927
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Paul Wiehr
  • Notes: This voyage probably was remarkable for the original owner of this passenger list who produced a mini-yearbook of the journey including an autographed photograph of the Chief Steward, Third Class, Mr. A. Groß. The passenger list had four pictures of various areas of Albert Ballin's Third Class. This is how to turn a souvenir into a memory. The Third Class doesn't get any better than this!
1927-07-30 SS Reliance

1927-07-30 SS Reliance Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 July 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain W. Möller
1927-08-12 SS Deutschland

1927-08-12 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 12 August 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Langer
1927-08-16 SS Resolute

1927-08-16 SS Resolute Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 16 August 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain F. Kruse
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg Amerika Linie, SS Thuringia, September 1927

1927-09-14 SS Thuringia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Buch
Hambrug-Amerika Third Class Passenger Contract 1927

1927-09-16 Passenger Contract - Hamburg-America Line

Emma Muessigbrodt, a 37 year-old German woman traveling from Hamburg to New York on the Hamburg-American Line. She travelled in the Third Class. (English translation)

Hambrug-Amerika Third Class Passenger Contract 1927

1927-09-16 Dampferfahrkartenvertrag - Hamburg nach New York

Deutscher Vertrag über das Dampfflugzeug der dritten Klasse an Bord der SS New York der Hamburg-Amerika-Linie im Jahr 1927. Die Unterschrift des Passagiers ist schwer zu lesen. See the entry above for the English Translation.

1927-09-23 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1927-09-23 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Langer
Vintage Menu, Hamburg-American Line, SS Deutschland, 30 September 1927

1927-09-30 SS Deutschland Daily Menu Card

Vintage Third Class Bill of Fare from 30 September 1927 on board the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg-American Line featured Boiled Eggs for Breakfast, Braised Fillet of Fish for Dinner, and Matjes Herrings, Bacon Sauce for Supper.

Front Cover, SS NewYork Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare Postcard - 30 June 1928

1928-06-30 SS New York Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare Post Card from 30 June 1928 featured Fried Filet of Perch Pike, Roast Duckling, and Mixed Ice Cream for dessert.

Covers for the 1928 Hamburg American Line Brochure Across the Atlantic - First Class.

1928 Brochure - HAPAG - Across the Atlantic in First Class

Outstanding brochure from the Hamburg-American 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.

1928-10-12 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1928-10-12 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 October 1928
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Langer
Front Cover - Passenger Manifest, SS New York, Hamburg-American Line, January 1929

1929-01-16 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 16 January 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Graalfs
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1929-03-15

1929-03-15 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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 - New York 1929-04-05

1929-04-05 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 5 April 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Graalfs
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1929

1929-04-19 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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 - Cleveland 1929-10-17

1929-10-17 SS Cleveland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 17 October 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to Boston and New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain Niss
Front Cover, SS Resolute Swedish Luncheon Bill of Fare - 1930s

1930s SS Resolute Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from the 1930s featured Original Cold Fishes, Swedish Style, Small Tenderloin Steak with Smothered Onions, and Caramel Cream or Apple Pie for dessert. Bill of Fare printed in German, Swedish, and English.

1930-06-07 SS Cleveland

1930-06-07 SS Cleveland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 7 June 1930
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Boston, Galway, and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain W. Hennecke
1928-10-12 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1930-08-22 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class, Tourist Third Cabin, and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 22 August 1930
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Buch
  • Note: Three separate passenger list booklets provide complete coverage of all passengers on board the SS Deutschland for this voyage. Information for Passengers for each class is also included. 1,164 Passengers and 47 Crew Members are listed for this voyage.
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1930-08-29

1930-08-29 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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
1931-05-21 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1931-05-21 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 21 May 1931
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Graalfs
1931-10-08 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1931-10-08 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 October 1931
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southapton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Graalfs
Receipt from Intercollegiate Travel Bureau for Round-Trip Transatlantic Voyages 1932

1932-04-11 Intercollegiate Travel Bureau Receipt - Transatlantic Voyages

Receipt that itemized a round-trip voyage to Europe for Mr. and Mrs. David S. Kane via the SS Hamburg and SS Deutschland of the Hamburg-American Line in 1932.

1932-07-16 Cruise SS Resolute

1932-07-16 SS Resolute Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Passengers
  • Date of Departure: 16 July 1932
  • Route: Hamburg to Scotland, Iceland, Spitzbergen, and Norway
  • Commander: Captain F. Kruse
  • Notes: Individual Ports of Call were not stated for this cruise. Roughly 18% of the passengers were doctors.
1932-09-18 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1932-09-18 SS Milwaukee Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 18 September 1932
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain H. Molchin
Cover, SS Hamburg Luncheon Bill of Fare Card - 2 July 1933

1933-07-02 SS Hamburg Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 2 July 1933 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 Main Meal Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 2 July 1933 featured Philadelphia Pepper Pot, Steckrübenmus - German Style Ribs, and Vienna's macro-cake for dessert. In German with English Translation.

1933-07-27 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1933-07-27 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 July 1933
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore Kruse
1933-08-24 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1933-08-24 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 24 August 1933
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore Kruse
1931-05-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Albert Ballin

1933-12-20 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First, Tourist, and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 20 December 1933
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Fuhr
1934-08-09 SS New York

1934-08-09 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 9 August 1934
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Commodore Kruse
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1930-08-29

1934-08-30 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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
1934-09-06 SS New York

1934-09-06 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 6 September 1934
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore Kruse
Front Cover of the April 1935 Issue of The Seven Seas

1935-04 The Seven Seas Magazine

Volume 14, No. 4, April 1935 issue of the Seven Seas, published quarterly by Hamburg-American Line and North German Lloyd in New York featured articles on the Baroque Garden by Helen Appleton Read, Moslem Metropolis by Stoyan Christowe and two location articles on Salisbury and Baden ~ Baden. Lavishly illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. 32 Pages plus Covers.

1935-07-11 SS Hamburg

1935-07-11 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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
1935-08-15 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1935-08-15 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 15 August 1935
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain Dau
1935-08-21 SS Hamburg

1935-08-21 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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-American Line and North German Lloyd Entitled Go Tourist Class.

1936 Brochure - 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.

1936-05-28 SS Hamburg

1936-05-28 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 28 May 1936
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain J. Wagner
1936-07-02 SS Hamburg

1936-06-04 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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 SS Hamburg

1936-07-02 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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 elaborate Bill of Fare from 3 July 1936 offered traditional American fare plus sirloin steaks, german fried potatoes, and Bologna.

1936-08-27 SS Deutschland

1936-08-27 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Class not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1936
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Friedel
Front Cover of the Winter 1936 Issue of The Seven Seas, Published by the Hamburg-American Line and the North German Lloyd.

1936 Winter - The Seven Seas Magazine

Winter 1936 Issue of the Seven Seas, Published Jointly by the Hamburg-American Line and North German Lloyd. Featured Articles Included: Marburg on the Lahn, the Epitome of the Concept Mittelalterlich and the Seat of the First Lutheran University Founded by Philip the Magnanimous Landgraf of Hesse in 1523 by Helen Appleton Read, Roman Holiday by Charles G. Shaw and the City of Gay Night -- Budapest, Hungary by William B. Powell.

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

1937-03-11 SS Hamburg Dinner Menu

Elegant Vintage Bill of Fare from Thursday, 11 March 1937 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

Elaborate Bill of Fare for 30 July 1937 offered the standard American fare plus German favorites including Bacon and Eggs, Omelet with Herbs, Sirloin Steak, German Fried Potatoes, Liver Wurst, and Smoked Sausage.

Front Cover, Anniversary Dinner Menu, Hamburg American Line, SS New York, 18 July 1937

1937-07-18 SS New York Anniversary Dinner Menu

This Bill of Fare celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Hamburg-American Line (1847-1937). The Bill of Fare featured Eggs with Caviar, Boiled Turbot with Sauce Romain and Tournedos with Potato Croquettes. A Music Program is on the Back Cover.

1937-09-02 SS Hamburg

1937-09-02 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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
1937-09-14 SS Hamburg

1937-09-14 SS Stuttgart Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1937
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. Kinkel
Front Cover of 1937 Brochure from the Hamburg-American and North German Lloyd on their Transatlantic Ships.

1937 Brochure - HAPAG-NDL Ships in the Transatlantic Service

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, Valentine's Day Dinner Bill of Fare - SS Reliance 1938

1938-02-14 SS Reliance Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

Elegant and Ornate Bill of Fare for Monday, 14 February 1938. The meal featured Fillet of Halibut, Tournedos, and Styrian Pheasant.

1938-08-04 SS Hamburg

1938-08-04 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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
1938-11-03 SS New York

1938-11-03 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 3 November 1938
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh
  • Commander: Captain B. Majewski
1939-04-20 Passenger Manifest of SS Hamburg

1939-04-20 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • 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
1939-06-08 SS New York

1939-06-08 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 June 1939
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cobh, Cherbourg, and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain B. Majewski

 

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