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North German Lloyd History and Ephemera

To the enterprise of satisfied citizens in the city of Bremen, this large business owes its existence. Begun in 1856 by Herr H. H. Meier, who brought into line the various shipping interests of Bremen, and induced them to merge into one company. The combined companies included the Weser Haute Steamship Company, the Unter Weser and Ober Weser Steam Tug Companies and the Ober Weser Universal Shipping Insurance Association.

North German Lloyd runs many routes from its headquarters at Bremen. Among them are those to New York that includes many express steamers and many ordinary mail steamers, all calling at Southampton or Cherbourg; to Baltimore direct; to Galveston direct. There are no first-class passengers by this line; to Brazil; to the River Plate, calling at principal ports on the way.

There are also routes for their fleet of imperial mail steamers between Bremen and Hamburg and eastern Asia. Additional routes include Bremen and Australia, and a freight line to east Asia, which runs in connexion with the Hamburg-American Line. In pursuance of the German policy of securing the feeders to maintain traffic, the Norddeutscher Lloyd purchased the ships and business of the Kinsing Line and of the Scottish Oriental Company, when it began seriously to develop its Eastern trade.

North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Ephemera

Front Cover, SS Hohenzollern Passenger List - 20 April 1881

1881-04-20 SS Hohenzollern Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 20 April 1881
  • Route: Bremen to Baltimore
  • Commander: Captain R. Sander
Front of Prepaid Steerage Passage Contract from 1883

Prepaid Steerage Ticket (1883) German Immigrant Family

German immigrants traveled from Bremen to New York in the lowest class, steerage, paying the sum of $72 for the voyage on one of the Steamers of the North German Lloyd .

1885-06-03 SS Ems

1885-06-03 SS Ems Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 3 June 1885
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain W. Willigerod
1888-11-14 SS Lahn

1888-11-14 SS Lahn Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 14 November 1888
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain H. Hellmers
Front Cover of 1889 Brochure from North German Lloyd "Short Route to London via Southampton and the Continent."

1889 Brochure - North German Lloyd - Short Route to London

Brochure prepared by the New York Agents of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line in 1889 - The year of the Paris Exhibition. As a convenient pocket-size guide, the brochure provided a lot of useful information about the Norddeutcher Lloyd, their fleet and accommodations for First and Second Cabin passengers.

1890-01-01 SS Eider

1890-01-01 SS Eider Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 1 January 1890
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain H. Baur
1890-05-03 SS Werra

1890-05-03 SS Werra Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 3 May 1890
  • Route: Bremen for New York
  • Commander: Captain R. Bussius
Immigrant's Prepaid Passage Receipt from Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1891

1891-10-10 Prepaid Passage Receipt - 3rd Class - Bremen to New York

Beautifully engraved "Prepaid Passage Receipt" from the North German Lloyd. The passenger has to wait at home until the Norddeutscher Lloyd in Bremen sent him instructions and the required tickets and traveling papers.

1892-09-13 SS Havel

1892-09-13 SS Havel Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 13 September 1892
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain Th. Jüngst
1894-08-28 SS Lahn

1894-08-28 SS Lahn Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 28 August 1894
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain H. Hellmers
1894-12-14 SS Werra

1894-12-14 SS Werra Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 December 1894
  • Route: Naples to New York via Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain G. Pohle
1895-09-07 SS Ems

1895-09-07 SS Ems Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 7 September 1895
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain W. Reimkasten
1896-06-30 SS Havel

1896-06-20 SS Havel Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 20 June 1896
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Th. Jüngst
1896-08-18 SS Lahn

1896-08-18 SS Lahn Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Lahn
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 18 August 1896
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain H. Hellmers
1896-11-19 SS Werra

1896-11-19 SS Werra Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Werra
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 19 November 1896
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain C. Pohle
Front Cover, North German Lloyd Guide Through North America - 1898

1898 - North German Lloyd Guide Through North America

In presenting our book to the public, we beg to say, that our aim is to furnish a concise work of reference for the use of travelers in the United States, containing hints and directions, which, we trust, may prove serviceable to persons, whose time is limited; the more so, as all the hotels, linns etc., mentioned in our Guide, are perfectly reliable. This book includes the history of the North German Lloyd (Lavishly illustrated with numerious photographs).

Menu Card, Lahn-1900-06-15-LuncheonMenuCard

1900-06-15 SS Lahn Luncheon Menu Card

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare Card is for an unamed class of passengers for a 15 June 1900 Eastbound voyage featured Salmon ragoût, Roast mutton, and Saratoga chips.. Written in German and English.

Menu Card, SS Lahn Luncheon Bill of Fare Card - 20 June 1900

1900-06-20 SS Lahn Luncheon Menu Card

Luncheon Bill of Fare Card for a 20 June 1900 Eastbound voyage featured Codfish and Roast Beef. Written in German and English.

1900-08-30 SS Trave

1900-08-30 SS Trave Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 August 1900
  • Route: Cherbourg to New York
  • Commander: Captain H. Christoffers
1900-12-18 SS Kaiser Wilhelm II

1900-12-18 SS Kaiser Wilhelm II Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 18 December 1900
  • Route: New York to Genoa via Gibraltar and Naples
  • Commander: Captain D. Hoegemann
1901-02-19 SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse

1901-02-19 SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 19 February 1901
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain H. Engelbart
1901-03-30 SS Frankfurt

1901-03-30 SS Frankfurt Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Frankfurt
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 March 1901
  • Route: Bremen to New York and Baltimore
  • Commander: Captain E. Malchow
1901-07-27 SS Konigin Luise

1901-07-27 SS Königin Luise Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 July 1901
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain O. Volger
1901-08-13 SS Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse

1901-08-13 SS Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 13 August 1901
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain D. Högemann
1901-12-16 SS Kronprinz Wilhelm

1901-12-16 SS Kronprinz Wilhelm Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 16 December 1901
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain L. Störmer
1902-07-12 SS Friedrich der Grosse

1902-07-12 SS Friedrich der Grosse Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 12 July 1902
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain G. Rott
1902-09-18 SS Chemnitz

1902-09-18 SS Chemnitz Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Chemnitz
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 18 September 1902
  • Route: Bremen to Baltimore and Galveston
  • Commander: Captain J. Jantzen
1902-09-30 SS Kaiserin Maria Theresia

1902-09-30 SS Kaiserin Maria Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Kaiserin Maria Theresia
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 September 1902
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain P. Wettin
1903-06-30 SS Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse

1903-06-30 SS Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 June 1903
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain O. Cüppers
1903-10-06 SS Kaiser Wilhelm II

1903-10-06 SS Kaiser Wilhelm II Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 6 October 1903
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain D. Högemann
1906-10-27 SS Bremen

1906-10-27 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 October 1906
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain R. Nierich
1908-11-12 SS Prinzess Irene

1908-11-12 SS Prinzess Irene Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 November 1908
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Naples and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain F. von Letten-Peterssen
1909-04-10 SS Grosser Kurfurst

1909-04-10 SS Grosser Kurfürst Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 10 April 1909
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Villafranca
  • Commander: Captain Langreuter
Menu Cover, Breakfast Menu, Norddeutscer Lloyd Bremen SS Rhein - 1909

1909-09-13 SS Rhein Breakfast Menu Card

Beautiful medieval period graphic adorns this breakfast Bill of Fare for an unstated class of passengers for a 13 September 1909 westbound voyage. Featured Items included Fried Yorkshire ham & bacon, Scrambled eggs with ham, and Poached eggs on toast. The Bill of Fare is written in English and German.

1909-10-09 SS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm

1909-10-09 SS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Prinz Freidrich Wilhelm
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 9 October 1909
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain E. Prehn
1910-05-19 SS Friedrich Der Grosse

1910--05-19 SS Friedrich Der Grosse Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 19 May 1910
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Naples, Palermo, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain R. Dahl
Front Cover, SS Rhein Luncheon Bill of Fare - 27 May 1910

1910-05-27 SS Rhein Luncheon Menu

Colorful Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare for an unamed class of passengers for the 27 May 1910 eastbound voyage featured Poultry Giblets Maitre d'Hôtel, Boiled Potatoes, Pig's Knukles, and Swedish Apple Tart for Dessert.. The Bill of Fare is written in English and German.

Front Cover SS Cassel Passenger List 1910

1910-09-15 SS Cassel Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 15 September 1910
  • Route: Bremen to Baltimore
  • Commander: Captain H. Vogt
1910-11-03 SS Brandenburg

1910-11-0 SS Brandenburg Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Brandenburg
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 3 November 1910
  • Route: Bremen to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain H. Morgenstern
1911-05-20 SS George Washington

1911-05-20 SS George Washington Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 20 May 1911
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Ch. Polack
1912-06-01 SS George Washington

1912-06-01 SS George Washington Passenger List

  • Ship: SS George Washington
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 1 June 1912
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain B. Wilhelm
1912-09-21 SS George Washington

1912-09-21 SS George Washington Passenger List

  • Ship: SS George Washington
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 21 September 1912
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Ch. Polack
1912-10-19 SS George Washington

1912-10-19 SS George Washington Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 19 October 1912
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Ch. Polack
1912-12-14 SS George Washington

1912-12-14 SS George Washington Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 December 1912
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Ch. Polack
Immigration Control Card - Australian Immigrant - 1913

1913-07-14 Australian Immigration Control Card, Fremantle, Australia

Example of an Immigration Control Card for Australia, issued by the North German Lloyd 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.

1913-11-08 SS Grosser Kurfürst

1913-11-08 SS Grosser Kurfürst Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 November 1913
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain M. Dietrich
Inspection Card for Immigrant to Canada - 1915

1915-07-02 Certificate of Innocence - German Immigrant

The GG Archives curated an essential German document "Zeugnis der Unbescholtenheit" that loosely translates into Certificate of Innocence. The text dated from 2 July 1915 and was carried by a German immigrant on his 1921 voyage from Bremen to New York.

1923-04-07 SS Bremen

1923-04-07 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 7 April 1923
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
1923-05-12 SS Bremen

1923-05-12 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 May 1923
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
1923-07-21 SS Bremen

1923-07-21 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 21 July 1923
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
1924-08-26 SS Stuttgart

1924-08-26 SS Stuttgart Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 26 August 1924
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain K. Grahn
SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 27 June 1925

1925-06-27 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 27 June 1925 featured Fried Eggs with Bacon for Breakfast, Fried Homemade Sausage for Lunch, and Boeuf à la Mode for Dinner. Coffee and Berlin Doughnuts were offered for an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 29 June 1925

1925-06-29 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 29 June 1925 featured Boiled Eggs and German Pancakes for Breakfast, Boiled Brisket Beef, Mustard Sauce for Lunch, and Breaded Pork Chops - Red Cabbage for Dinner. Coffee and Fancy Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 30 June 1925

1925-06-30 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 30 June 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Ham and Eggs for Breakfast, Braised Ox-Tail for Lunch, and Roast Leg of Mutton for Dinner. Coffee and Silesian Short Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 2 July 1925

1925-07-02 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 2 July 1925 featured Bacon and Eggs for Breakfast, Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes for Lunch, and Chicken Poulette, Rice with Asparagus for Dinner. Coffee and Short Cake were offered as an afternoon snack. The reverse side of the Bill of Fare Card presented the Music Concert Program on the Promenade Deck.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 3 July 1925

1925-07-03 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 3 July 1925 featured Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes for Breakfast, Boiled Leg of Lamb, Caper Sauce for Lunch, and Roast Leg of Pork for Dinner. Coffee and Fancy Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 4 July 1925

1925-07-04 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 4 July 1925 featured Omelette aux Confitures for Breakfast, German Pot Roast with Potato Dumplings for Lunch, and Roast Fricandeau of Veal for Dinner. Coffee and Silesian Short Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 5 July 1925

1925-07-05 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 5 July 1925 featured typical breakfast fare, Halibut in Aspic for Lunch, and Entre-Côte for Dinner. They also offered an Afternoon snack of Chocolate and Stollen.

Passenger Manifest - Fahrkarte - Front View
Passenger Manifest - Fahrkarte - Front View

1925-08-15 Passenger Manifest and Contract - SS Bremen

Passenger Manifest - Tourist Cabin, SS Bremen, 15 August 1925 for Rosa Brise, age 50, a Citizen of the United States.

Front, SS Bremen Daily Bill of Fare Postcard - 9 January 1926

1926-01-09 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

Colorful Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Postcard in German from 9 January 1926 featured Sautéed Liver, Spicy Sauce, Fried Potatoes for Breakfast, Roast Pork - Red Cabbage - Potato Sauce for Lunch, and Wiener Rostbraten, Princess Potatoes for Dinner. The reverse side is a postally unused postcard.

Front Cover, Luncheon Menu, January 1926, SS Berlin, North German Lloyd

1926-01-31 SS Berlin Luncheon Menu

Lunch Bill of Fare for Sunday, 31 January 1926 featured Corned Brisket Beef, White Cabbage with Bouillon Potatoes.

Front Cover, Luncheon Menu, February 1926, SS Berlin, North German Lloyd

1926-02-01 SS Berlin Luncheon Menu

Lunch Bill of Fare for Monday, 1 February 1926 featured Fried Home-made Sausage, Lentils German Style, and Mashed Potatoes.

1926-02-27 SS Bremen

1926-02-27 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 February 1926
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain R. Wurpts
1926-04-08 SS Columbus

1926-04-08 SS Columbus Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Columbus
  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 April 1926
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
1927-08-27 SS Stuttgart

1927-08-27 SS Stuttgart Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Stuttgart
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1927
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. Warneke
1928-03-17 SS Derfflinger

1928-03-17 SS Derfflinger Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Derfflinger
  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 17 March 1928
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Halifax
  • Commander: Captain H. Hashagen
Front Cover, SS Karlsruhe Dinner Bill of Fare - 29 July 1928

1928-07-29 SS Karlsruhe Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 29 July 1928 featured Fried English Sole, Potato Salad with Mayonnaise, Glazed Saddle of Veal, and Rice Pudding, Strawberry Sauce for dessert. Printed in German and English, the Bill of Fare included a Music Program and an announcement of a Moving Picture show later that evening.

1928-10-20 SS Columbus

1928-10-20 SS Columbus Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 20 October 1928
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
1929-03-14 SS Müchen

1929-03-14 SS Müchen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 March 1929
  • Route: New York to Bremen via Queenstown (Cobh) and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Gössling
Front Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Brochure for the SS Bremen. Form 275, Printed in the USA 25 October 1929.

1929-10-25 North German Lloyd SS Bremen Brochure

Absolutely superb brochure from North German Lloyd on the SS Bremen with many photographs documenting the ship and the accommodations afforded each class - First, Second, Tourist Third Cabin, and Third Class.

Covers for theNorth German Lloyd Brochure on their Expres Liner Bremen dated 15 November 1929.

1929-11-15 North German Lloyd Express Liner Bremen Brochure

16-Page brochure from Norddeutscher Lloyd produced for their offices in the United States and Canada. A pictorial of their accommodations for four classes of passengers -- First, Second, Tourist Third Cabin, and Third Class.

Front Cover, SS Europa Luncheon Bill of Fare - 18 April 1930

1930-04-18 SS Europa Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from Date featured Omelette, Hollandaise, German Pancake, and Cannelons Chantilly for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Europa Luncheon Bill of Fare - 18 June 1930

1930-06-18 SS Europa Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 18 June 1930 featured Larded Calf’s Liver, Lyonnaise Potatoes, Emma Salad, Braised Jarrets of Lamb Bourgeoise, and Rhubarb Tart for dessert.

Menu Cover

1930-08-18 SS Bremen à la Carte Luncheon Menu

Extensive à la Carte Bill of Fare from 18 August 1930 featured Hors d'Œuvress, Cold Dishes, Soups, Eggs, Fish, Entrées, Salads, Vegetables, Potatoes, Sweets and Ice Cream. The Specials of the day was Veal Cutlet Mazarin and Chicken Pot-Pie Américane.

1931-08-29 SS Sierra Ventana

1931-08-29 SS Sierra Ventana Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 29 August 1931
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain D. Ballehr
Front Cover of theJanuary 1932 Seven Seas Magazine, Publsihed by the North German Lloyd.

1932-01 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 8, No. 5 for January 1931. Photographs include: Female Peasants of Poland; Scene from the Blue Angel in Paris; Arrival at Bremerhaven - 3 Photos and article on the Customs of the Country (Germany); Swiss Peasants of the Lotschen Valley; Marketing in Middleburgh in Holland; Douglas Fairbanks; Otto Kahn; Gloria Swanson and Michale Farmer; Rachmaninoff.

Front Cover of the Febrary 1932 - A Special European Events Number Issue of The Seven Seas Magazine

1932-02 The Seven Seas Magazine, Special European Events Number, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 8, No. 6 for February 1932 - Special European Number. Photographs Include: Hessian Holiday (dancing); Mt. St. Michel; A Village in Luxembourg; Caledonia Market, London; The Moat at Wells; Bass Pale Ale - pouring from a keg; Enjoying a circus ride in Heidelberg; Merry-go-round in Middleburgh; Playing Volleyball at Sea; The Bremen seen from the Bridge of the SS Europa; Musician at the Café du Dôme; At the Paris Ham Fair; Single up all lines in Bremerhaven; Sailing party: Señora José Maria Sert, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller, Ina Claire, Leslie Howard, Señor Sert; 11:30 p.m. onboard ship carrying food trays.

Front Cover, March 1932 Issue of The Seven Seas, Published by the North German Lloyd, Cover Drawing by Helen Hoffman.

1932-03 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 9, No. 1 for March 1932. Photographs Include Schwarzwald; Relaxing in Heidelberg; Horse-Drawn Cart in Berlin; Place De La Concorde; Brittany Fête; Grand Duke Dmitri Romanoff; Will Rogers; Gerhart Hauptmann. Content Include Sunshine in Quimper, Transatlantica, Tuileries, Snack Counter, by John Mosher, Im Wien by Charles G. Shaiv, Marktplatz, English Spoken Here by John Cournos, a Calendar of Events Abroad, St. Michael’s Mount by Barbara Frost, and Books for Bon Voyage by Donald Douglas.

Front Cover, The Seven Seas Magazine for April 1932.

1932-04 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 9, No. 2 for April 1932. Photographs Include April in Holland; The Tyn at Night; Fleet Street, London; Mrs. Harvey and Ina Claire. Featured Articles Include Frontispiece, April in Holland, Transatlantica, Kindergarten, Sokol, by C. McCord Lowes, When in London... by Ernestine Evans, Baden, by James B. Wharton, Books for Bon Voyage by Donald Douglas, and Foreign Events.

Front Cover, May 1932 Issue of The Seven Seas, Published by the North German Lloyd.

1932-05 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 9, No. 3 for May 1932. Photographs Include Wedding Day in Donameschingen; Horse Guard on Parade in London; A Bayerischer Bua; Two Chefs on the Promenade Deck. Illustration of Sport at Sea - Tossing Rings Circa 1900 on Deck. Articles Include: Wedding Day in Donameschingen, Transatlantica, Horse Guards on Parade, Campanella, an Attic Romance by Byron Steel, a Bayerischer Bua, "All That Life Can Afford" by Dale Warren, a Bucket in Budapest by Claudia Cranston, and Books for Bon Voyage by Donald Douglas.

Front Cover, June 1932 Issue of The Seven Seas, Published by the North German Lloyd.

1932-06 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 9, No. 4 for June 1932. Photographs Include Frankfurt-Am-Main; Messrs. Kirchhoff and Kahn Relaxing on Deck. Articles Include Steeple in Kaiserstuhl, Transatlantica, Blue Lake and the Black Forest, Frankfurt-Am-Main, a "Bweek" in the Forest of Arden by Frances Crane, Fury in Perugia by John Mosher, a Quick Glimpse of Ireland by Fred C. Kelley, and Books for Bon Voyage by Donald Douglas.

Front Cover, SS Europa Dinner Bill of Fare - 15 June 1932

1932-06-15 SS Europa Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 15 June 1932 featured Yorkshire Ham in Rhine Wine Metternich, Suprême of Chicken Maryland, and Nesselrode Pudding, Currant Sauce for dessert. The Bill of Fare was printed in both German and English.

Front Cover, July 1932 Issue of The Seven Seas Magazine, Published by the North German Lloyd.

1932-07 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 9, No. 5 for July 1932. Photographs include Scene on the Canals of Naples; Bavaria - Pub Table; Two children arriving on the SS Bremen; Bridge of the SS Bremen. Articles include Transatlantica, Fishing Scene on the Seine, The Afternoon of a Faun by Rackham Holt, Naples, A Chaperon on the Danube by John Mosher, "Among Those Arriving...," and Cheer Up ... In London! by John V. A. Weaver.

Front Cover, August 1932 Issue of The Seven Seas Magazine, Published by the North German Lloyd.

1932-08 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 9, No. 6 for August 1932. Photographs Included: Sidewalk Scenes on the Seine; Brittany; Jil Esmond, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Joan Crawford, Laurence Olivier Enjoying Dinner on the SS Bremen. Articles Include Promenade in Budapest, Frontispiece, Transatlantica, Thirst in Hungary, in a Vicar’s Vineyard, by Claudia Cranston, Heuriger, No Luck, by Frances Crane, Brittany, Arrival in France by Virginia Hersch, and Books for Bon Voyage by Donald Douglas.

Front Cover, September 1932 Issue of The Seven Seas Magazine, Published by the North German Lloyd.

1932-09 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 9, No. 7 for September 1932. Photographs Included: Fest in Burgenland; Party in Cornwall; Pantry Shop in Nuremberg, Germany; Dawn in Venice; Oysters in Marseille; Tender Approaches the Ss Bremen with Passengers Watching from the Promenade Deck. Articles Include Frontispiece, Florence, Transatlantica, Pottery Shop, Polyglot Children by Sidney A. Clark, Harvest in Morocco, a Day in Moscow by Josephine Herbst, Artist as Guide, by John Mosher, And, Broadway Looks at Berlin by Doug Brinkley.

Front Cover, October 1932 Issue of The Seven Seas, Published by the North German Lloyd.

1932-10 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 10, No. 2 for October 1932. Photographs include Byzantine, Istanbul; Holiday in Hungary with Dancing Girls in Costume; The Beach at Majorca; School girls in Brittany; Mme. Costes and Baronne de Beaufort; Bavarian Pastorale; VIP Passengers Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lunt and Mr. Henry Miller found relaxing on the SS Bremen; Toscanini - The Bremen. Articles Include Frontispiece - Byzantine, Transatlantica, Majorca, Live Dangerously by Rack Ham Holt, The Bastile Column, The Country of "The Angelus" by Padraic Colum, England Is like This, by Fred C. Kelly, and Books for Bon Voyage by Donald Douglas.

Front Cover, November 1932 Issues of The Seven Seas, Published by the North German Lloyd.

1932-11 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 10. No. 3 for November 1932. Photographs Include Wedding Processional in Budapest; Statute of Cupid in Nuremberg; Choir from Bavaria in Costume; Marching Band in Florence; Parade in Berlin - Unter Den Linden; Katharine Cornell on the Ss Bremen. Articles Include Frontispiece: Glance over Egypt, Transatlantica, Cupid in Nuremberg, Notes Found on an Old Cuff by Russel Crouse, near East Lady by Claudia Cranston‭, Slow Boat, by Alison Smith, What I like About Berlin by Charles G. Shaw, Katharine Cornell, and ‬Books for Bon Voyage by Donald Douglas.

Front Cover, December 1932 Issue of The Seven Seas, Published by the North German Lloyd.

1932-12 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas, Vol. 10, No. 4 for December 1932. Photographs include: The Sphinx at Memphis Egypt; Boats on the Canal in Venice; Women in Costume in a Horse-Drawn Wagon in Bavaria; Paris Night Scene from Sacre Coeur; Midnight Supper in Paris; Trumpeter of the Guards in London; The Horses of St. Mark's in Venice; Young couple enjoying a Ski Luncheon in Tyrol; Young Woman skiing Under the Midnight Sun in Sweden; Cross-Country Skier in Voralberg; Cross-Country Skiers - Dreiländerspitz; Wine Pedler in Werder (Woman inside a large keg); View of the Crows Nest on the SS Bremen; Dejeuner in a Paris Café; J. P. Morgan on the S. S. Europa; Captain Ziegenbein with Miss Wera Engels on the SS Bremen.

Front Cover, April 1933 Issue of The Seven Seas, Published by the North German Lloyd.

1933-04 The Seven Seas Magazine, North German Lloyd

The Seven Seas Magazine for April 1933, Photographs included Trafalgar Square 1910 and 1933, Fruit Maidens of Rome, Flower Girls of Grasse, Café on the Havel, Fair Day at Guipavas, Ladies of Brittany, Chartres, and an advertisement from Saks Fifth Avenue featuring a woman wear the latest in Suits - Seraceta - Strands of Fashion. Many articles were unrelated to maritime.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 21 September 1933

1933-09-21 SS Bremen Breakfast Menu Card

Tourist Class Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from Thursday, 21 September 1933. Written in German and English, the meal featured Fruit, Juices, Cereal, Eggs, Hash, Ham, Bacon and Fried Potatoes.

1933-09-28 SS Stuttgart

1933-09-26 SS Stuttgart Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Stuttgart
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 28 September 1933
  • Route: Bremen to Halifax and New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, and Galway
  • Commander: Captain O. Prehn
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.

1935-04-12 SS Bremen

1935-04-12 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Bremen
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 April 1935
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. Ahrens
Tourist Class Contract, Norddeutshcer Lloyd, SS Stuttgart - 1935

1935-09-04 Tourist Class Contract - SS Stuttgart

Tourist Class Contract on the SS Stuttgart of the North German Lloyd Steamship Company for a westbound voyage from Boulogne sur Mer to New York on 6 September 1935 for Mr. H. A. Hawgood. The ticket was purchased in Paris, France.

Front Cover for a Joint Line Brochure from Hamburg-American Line and North German Lloyd Entitled Go Tourist Class.

1936-02-10 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.

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.

1936-06-13 SS Europa

1936-06-13 SS Europa Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Europa
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 13 June 1936
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. Ahrens
Front Cover - 1936-06-23 SS Bremen

1936-06-23 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Ship: SS Bremen
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 23 June 1936
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore L. Ziegenbein
1936-10-17 SS Bremen

1936-10-17 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 17 October 1936
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. Ahrens
Front Cover, SS Scharnhorst Dinner Bill of Fare - 29 December 1936

1936-12-29 SS Scharnhorst Dinner Menu

Very Rare Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 29 December 1936 featured Fried Frog’s Legs Casanova, Entre Côte garnished with Vegetables, Sauce Colbert, and Ice Cup Venus for dessert. This Nazi Steamship of the Third Reich had a short service life spanning four years.

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.

Menu Cover - Dinner Menu, SS Bremen, North German Lloyd, Tourist Class, July 1937

1937-07-18 SS Bremen Dinner Menu

Elegant, Large Format, Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from 18 July 1937 featured Live Boiled Lobster, Mayonnaise Sauce, Vol-au-Vent Toulousaine, and Crepes Valentine for dessert. The Bill of Fare was printed in German and English with an brief history on the back cover about the 80th Anniversary of the Norddeutschen Lloyd Bremen.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Dinner Bill of Fare - 28 July 1937

1937-07-28 SS Bremen Dinner Menu

Graphically Superior Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 28 July 1937 featured Mignon Fillet Helder, Suprême of Chicken Armagnac, and Soufflé Camargo for dessert. The story of Neuschwanstein Castle is printed on the back of the menu.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Luncheon Bill of Fare - 29 July 1937

1937-07-29 SS Bremen Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 29 July 1937 featured John Dory Niçoise, Tendrons of Veal Marengo, and Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Dinner Bill of Fare - 30 July 1937

1937-07-30 SS Bremen Dinner Menu

Superior Graphics adorn this Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 30 July 1937 featured expansive array of food including Boiled North Sea Turbot, Melted Butter or Sauce Vénitienne, Grenadins of Veal Diable Rouge, and Crêpes Georgette for dessert. Printed in German and English, the back cover offered a short essay on Leipzig the Monument of the Battle of the Nations.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Luncheon Bill of Fare - 31 July 1937

1937-07-31 SS Bremen Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 31 July 1937 featured Broiled Mackerel. Anchovy Butter, Wiener Schnitzel - Green Peas, and Apple Tart with Whipped Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Luncheon Bill of Fare - 1 August 1937

1937-08-01 SS Bremen Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 1 August 1937 featured Loin of Pork in Cider - Candied sweet Potatoes, Mousselines of Chicken à la Patti, and Cold Danish Pudding, Vanilla Sauce for dessert.

1937-08-19 SS Europa

1937-08-19 SS Europa Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 August 1937
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain O. Scharf
SS Europa Breakfast Bill of Fare 10 October 1937

1937-10-10 SS Europa Breakfast Menu

Third Class Breakfast Bill of Fare from 10 October 1937 presents standard American fare in a graphically illustrated Bill of Fare with eloquent typography.

Front Cover, SS Europa Jubilee Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 13 October 1937

1937-10-13 SS Europa Farewell Jubilee Dinner Menu

Vintage Third Class Farewell Jubilee Dinner Bill of Fare from 13 October 1937 featured Smoked Westphalian Ham, Boiled Kennebec Salmon, Sauce Hollandaise, and Vanilla and Chocolate Ice-Cream for dessert.

1937-10-19 SS Bremen

1937-10-19 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 October 1937
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore L. Ziegenbein
Front Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857-1970, Volume One, History -- Fleet -- Ship Mails

1994 - Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857-1970, Volume One, History -- Fleet -- Ship Mails

"The first volume of Edwwin Drechsel's definitive and valuable work on the Norddeutscher Lloyd is informative in the true sense of the word, It goes into valuable details, such as naming ships and captains of new services, and their exploits. It has some remarkable pictures never seen elsewhere. Even a few of them are worth the price fo the book"

Front Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen History - Fleet - Ship Mails v2

1995 - Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857-1970, Volume Two, History -- Fleet -- Ship Mails

The second volume begins with the years after World War One, The Great War, and the recovery after the war, starting from scratch to rebuild their steamship line. Although Norddeutscher Lloyd would again win the Blue Riband of the North Atlantic in 1929, the depression of the 1930s affected NDL as yet another crisis in ship ownership and management to which commercial shipping interests had always been prone. The ranks of transatlantic passenger carriers thinned out as large and small concerns went out of business.

 

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