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Title Playing card: Hamburg Amerika Linie. Depicting S.S. Deutschland (3), 1900, & sailing ship Deutschland (1), 1847. Issue date ca. 1900-1910.
Object Name Card, Playing
Catalog Number 2014.021.0027
Collection Hamburg-American Line Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Playing card: Hamburg Amerika Linie. Depicting S.S. Deutschland (3), 1900 and the sailing ship Deutschland (1), 1847. Issue date circa 1900-1910.

Single card only, 2-7/16" wide x 3-5/8" high, eight of clubs. All text in German.

The S.S. Deutschland (3) was a trans-Atlantic passenger ocean liner, Kaiser class, that sailed from Germany for America on its maiden voyage, July 4, 1900; it officially arrived July 12th 1900, in 5 days 16 hours and 46 minutes capturing the Blue Riband (from North German Lloyd) for the fastest crossing and did the same on the maiden return trip from America. (It went on to capture several more.) It was the only four stack (funnel) ship ever operated by Hamburg-America.

(The Deutschland remained as an ocean liner on the North Atlantic until 1910 - 1911 has also been seen as date - when she was got new engines - the initial ones were powerful and caused uncomfortable vibrations. She was modified for cruising and renamed the S.S. Victoria Louise, one of the first cruise ships, which entered the fleet in 1911.)

This ship did routinely dock in Hoboken which served as the American home port for the Hamburg-America Line. The border has a list of several major ports or routes that the company served including New York which meant Hoboken.

(The Deutschland remained as an ocean liner on the North Atlantic until 1910 (1911 has also been seen as date) when she was got new engines - the initial ones were powerful and caused uncomfortable vibrations - and modified for cruising and renamed the S.S. Victoria Louise, one of the first cruise ships, which entered the fleet in 1911.)

Note at the center on the inverted view: American eagle seal with motto "Pluribusunum" (rather than the correct "E pluribus unum".)
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transportation / advertising / promotional novelty / deck / cards
Notes Exhibition 2014: Hoboken, Ellis Island, and the Immigrant Experience, 1892-1924
Date 1900-1910
Year Range from 1900.0
Year Range to 1910.0
Search Terms Hamburg-America Line
Hamburg-American Line
S.S. Deutschland
Caption playing card: Hamburg Amerika Linie; top, steamship: S.S. Deutschland (3) 1
Imagefile 261\20140210027-2.TIF
Classification Business & Commerce
Transportation
Ships
Recreation
Advertising