Port of Philadelphia Passenger Lists 1878-1913

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States. During the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and railroad hub that grew from an influx of European immigrants. It became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration and surpassed two million occupants by 1950.

Digitized Passenger Lists for the Port of Philadelphia

GG Archives Poster For a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS Pennsylvania of the American Line, Departing circa 1878 from Liverpool to Philadelphia, Commanded by Captain Thom. R. Harris.

c1878 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: circa 1878
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain Thomas R. Harris.
Passenger Manifest Cover, September 1895 Westbound Voyage - SS Rhynland

1895-09-11 SS Rhynland Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 September 1895
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain F. Loesewitz
Passenger Manifest, American Line SS Westerland, May 1901, Liverpool to Philadelphia

1901-05-11 SS Westernland Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 May 1901
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain C. R. Ehoff
Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS Haverford of the American Line, Departing 7 October 1903 from Liverpool to Philadelphia via Queenstown (Cobh)

1903-10-07 SS Haverford Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 7 October 1903
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain H. O. Neilsen
Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1905 Westbound Voyage - SS Friesland

1905-08-16 SS Friesland Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 16 August 1905
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain C. J. Rogers
Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1906 Westbound Voyage - SS Noordland

1906-08-22 SS Noordland Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 22 August 1906
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain Thomas Deans
2 July 1910 Passenger Manifest for the SS Merion

1910-07-02 SS Merion Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 2 July 1910
  • Route: Philadelphia to Queenstown and Liverpool
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Hill
1910-11-03 Passenger Manifest for the SS Brandenburg

1910-11-03 SS Brandenburg Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 3 November 1910
  • Route: Bremen to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain H. Morgenstern
1911-05-24 Passenger Manifest for the SS Graf Waldersee

1911-05-24 SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 May 1911
  • Route: Philadelphia to Hamburg
  • Commander: Captain P. Froehlich
Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1911 Westbound Voyage - SS Dominion

1911-08-31 SS Dominion Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 31 August 1911
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain W. L. Mendus
Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1913 Westbound Voyage - SS Merion

1913-08-27 SS Merion Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1913
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain J. Beattle Hill
Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List from the SS Dominion of the American Line, Departing 17 September 1913

1913-09-17 SS Dominion Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 17 September 1913
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: W. A. Morehouse
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