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Norwegian America Line (NAL) History and Ephemera

The Norwegian America Line (NAL) Den Norske Amerikalinje was started in 1910 to take advantage of the Immigrant trade between Norway and the United States. The transatlantic voyages between Oslo and New York were made with the following Ocean Liners: Kristianiafjord, Bergensfjord, Oslofjord, and Stavangerfjord during the period covered by the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives.

Norwegian America Line Ephemera

Front Cover of 1915 Brochure from the Norwegian America Line Created by their New York Office.

1915 Brochure Norwegian America Line New York to Norway

18-Panel Brochure from the Norwegian America Line, developed by their New York office to promote tourism to Norway. Profusely illustrated with many photographs of the ships and accommodations for first, second and third-class passengers.

Front Cover, 1915 Brochure from the Norwegian America Line

1915 Brochure Norwegian America Line - Sweden to America

1915 brochure produced by the Norwegian-America Line to promote Immigrant traffic from Sweden to America in the Third Class. Many interior and exterior photographs along with illustrations make this a superb booklet that is very useful for genealogy research.

Framsida, 1915 Broschyr från Norska Amerikalinjen

1915 Broschyr Norska Amerikalinjen - Sverige till Amerika

1915 broschyr producerad av Norska Amerikalinjen för att främja invandrartrafik från Sverige till Amerika i tredje klass. Många inre och yttre fotografier tillsammans med illustrationer gör detta till ett utmärkt broschyr som är mycket användbart för släktforskning.

1915-08-18 SS Bergensfjord

1915-08-18 SS Bergensfjord Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 18 August 1915
  • Route: Oslo to New York via Kristiansand, Stavanger, and Bergen
  • Commander: Captain K. S. Irgens
Front Cover, 1920s Brochure from the Norwegian America Line "Visit the Vikings"

1920s Brochure Norwegian America Line Visit The Vikings

Early 1920s brochure covers the ships and accommodations of the Norwegian-America Line, tours of Norway, brief information about major cities in Norway, and many photographs that help promote a visit to beautiful Norway.

Front Cover, SS Stavangerfjord Third Class Farewell Dinner Menu from the 1920s.

1920s - SS Stavangerfjord Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Third Class Dinner Menu Card from the 1920s onboard the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-American Line featured Fried Halibut with brm. Butter, Roast Leg of Reindeer with Cream Sauce, and Coupe Africaaine for dessert. The backside featured autographs of fellow passengers.

Passenger List, SS Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line, September 1927, Oslo to New York

1927-09-13 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 13 September 1927
  • Route: Oslo to New York via Stavanger and Bergen
  • Commander: Captain K. S. Irgens
1928-06-08 Passenger List for the SS Bergensfjord

1928-06-08 SS Bergensfjord Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 June 1928
  • Route: Oslo to New York via Stavanger and Bergen
  • Commander: Captain Ole Bull
Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Bill of Fare - 29 July 1929

1929-07-29 SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Menu

Vintage Cabin Luncheon Bill of Fare from 29 July 1929 featured Hungarian Goulasch, Consommé Macédoine, and Gâteau Mille-feuille for dessert.

1935-07-27 Passenger List for the SS Bergensfjord

1935-07-27 SS Bergensfjord Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 July 1935
  • Route: Oslo to New York via Stavanger and Bergen
  • Commander: Captain Thorbiørn Thorsen
Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Daily Bill of Fare - 1 September 1936

1936-09-01 SS Bergensfjord Daily Menu Card

Vintage Third Class Daily Bill of Fare Card from 1 September 1936 featured Oatmeal for Breakfast, Potage Marie Louise for Dinner, and Ragout of Veal with Vegetables for Supper. The reverse side was the Bill of Fare in Norwegian..

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Daily Bill of Fare - 4 September 1936

1936-09-04 SS Bergensfjord Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 4 September 1936 featured Oatmeal for Breakfast, Fried Mackerel for Dinner, and Mutton with Cabbage for Supper. The reverse side was the Bill of Fare in Norwegian..

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Daily Bill of Fare - 5 September 1936

1936-09-05 SS Bergensfjord Daily Menu

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare from 5 September 1936 featuredOatmeal and Boiled Eggs for Breakfast, and Corned Beef Hash for the Luncheon. Dinner for this date was a special Farewell Dinner Menu.

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 5 September 1936

1936-09-05 SS Bergensfjord - Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Third Class Dinner Bill of Fare from 5 September 1936 featured Baked Filet of Fish with Tomatoe Sauce, Roast Goose with Red Cabbage, and Crocan Ice Cream with Crackers for dessert.

1937-09-11 Passenger List for the SS Stavangerfjord

1937-09-11 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 11 September 1937
  • Route: Oslo to New York via Stavanger and Bergen
  • Commander: Captain Ole Bull
Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Bill of Fare - 10 September 1938

1938-09-10 SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Luncheon Bill of Fare from 10 September 1938 featured Fried Mackerel with Brown Butter, Omelet Florentine, and French Apple Cake for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Bill of Fare - 11 September 1938

1938-09-11 SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Luncheon Bill of Fare from 11 September 1938 featured Fried Pale Fish with brown Butter, Veal Cutlet with Vegetables, and Tartlet Jamaica for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Bill of Fare - 17 September 1938

1938-09-17 SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Luncheon Bill of Fare from 17 September 1938 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian American Line featured Norwegian Sausage, Fried Trout with brown Butter, and Fyrste Cake for dessert.

1939-07-06 Passenger List for the SS Stavangerfjord

1939-07-06 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 6 July 1939
  • Route: New York to Oslo via Bergen, Stavanger, and Kristiansand
  • Commander: Captain K. S. Irgens
Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare 17 September 1938

1938-09-17 SS Bergensfjord Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 17 September 1938 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Filet of Flounder sauce Mousseline, Roast Grouse with Cream Sauce, and Petit Fours for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Stavangerfjord Dinner Bill of Fare - 30 September 1950

1950-09-30 SS Stavangerfjord Dinner Menu

A Setesdal, Norway Folk Costume adornes the cover of this Vintage First Class Dinner Bill of Fare from 30 September 1950 on board the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Boiled Redfish with Egg-butter, Roast Leg of Reindeer with Cream sauce, and Vanilla pudding for dessert. The Bill of Fare was published in Norwegian and English.

Front Cover, SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List - 14 July 1953

1953-07-14 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class, Cabin, and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 July 1953
  • Route: New York to Oslo via Bergen, Stavanger, and Kristiansand
  • Commander: Captain Olaf Bjørnstad, R.N.R.

1953-07-21 SS Stavangerfjord Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 21 July 1953 on board the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Boiled Norwegian Salmon Parsley Butter, Roast Ptarmigan Cream Sauce Compote, and Pyramide Cake for dessert. The Cover included autographs from fellow passengers.

Den Norske Amerikalinje 1910 - 1960

1960 - Den Norske Amerikalinje 1910 - 1960

History of the Norwegian America Steamship Line, 1910 - 1960. Profusely illustrated with photographs and illustration including interior and exterior views of their passenger fleet. Includes Thank You Note Placard and Errata notecard for the book (see images).

Front Cover, Amerikabåtene ... Passenger Ships of the Norwegian-America Line

1984 Amerikabåtene ... Passenger Ships of the Norwegian-America Line

From the former Director of Research at the Norwegian Maritime Museum, a book about the passenger ships of the Norwegian America Line brought immigrants from Norway to America.

 

Hat Tally (Ribbons)

  • 1917 Ribbon (Hat Tally): SS Stavangerfjord Yellow Lettering on Black with Norwegian Flag on Left Side and NAL flag on the Right Side.

 

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