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North German Lloyd Ephemera 1881-1927

The GG Archives has extensive holdings in North German Lloyd Ephemera from the 1880s through 1994. This Index covers the Years 1881-1927; the Collections include Passenger Lists, Steamship Tickets, Brochures, Menus, Periodicals, Books, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Other 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

1883-02-17 Prepaid Steerage Ticket - 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
Front Cover of a Arion Club and Cabin Passenger List from the SS Sierra Ventana of the North German Lloyd, Departing 13 June 1925 from New York to Bremen via Cherbourg

1925-06-16 SS Sierra Ventana Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Arion Club and Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 13 June 1925
  • Route: New York to Bremen via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Gossling
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

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 April 1926
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS Sierra Ventana of the North German Lloyd, Departing 19 June 1926 from New York to Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg

1926-06-19 SS Sierra Ventana Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 June 1926
  • Route: New York to Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Goessling
Front Cover of a Third Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 16 January 1927 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1927-01-16 SS Columbus Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 16 January 1927
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain N. Johnsen
Front Cover of a First Class and Cabin Passenger List from the SS Stuttgart of the North German Lloyd, Departing 11 May 1927 from Bremen to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown)

1927-05-11 SS Stuttgart Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 11 May 1927
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain K. Grahn
Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd, Departing 18 May 1927 from Bremen to New York via Halifax

1927-05-18 SS Bremen Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 18 May 1927
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Halifax
  • Commander: Captain R. Wurpts
Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 29 May 1927 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1927-05-29 SS Columbus Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 29 May 1927
  • 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

  • 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
Front Cover of a Tourist and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Stuttgart of the North German Lloyd, Departing 3 December 1927 from Bremen to New York via Queenstown (Cobh) and Halifax

1927-12-03 SS Stuttgart Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 3 December 1927
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Queenstown (Cobh) and Halifax
  • Commander: Captain K. Grahn

 

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