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Title Card, trade: Hamburg American Packet Co's Piers, Hoboken, N.J. "Hammonia" N.d., ca.1881-1885
Object Name Card, Trade
Catalog Number 2014.013.0002
Collection Hamburg-American Line Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Trade card: Hamburg American Packet Co's Piers, Hoboken, N.J. "Hammonia" No date, circa 1881-1885.

Chromolithographed card, 3-1/2" high x 6-1/4" wide. Printed text in black on back. Printer: The Major & Knapp Lith. Co. N.Y.

Back has promotional text about sailings including some fares. Issued by C.B. Richard & Co., General Passenger Agents, 61 Broadway, New York; Fr. Krause, 138 Court St., Boston, Mass. Purple inkstamp: Leve & Allen,

The Hoboken headhouse and piers (called then Hamburg Pier) are depicted which was their American home port. The steamship, S.S. Hammonia, is shown at the right. It was the Hammonia (3) which went into service in 1881. Note that it had both sail and steam power.
Hamburg-American Line / Hamburg-America Line / HAPAG / ocean / ship
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Text on back:




The magnificent Steel and Iron Steamers of this well-known Line carry the
United States and European Mails, and

Leave NEW YORK, From Hamburg Pier, Hoboken, every THURSDAY for PLYMOUTH (London), CHERBOURG (Paris), and HAMBURG, direct


thereby forming a direct line to ENGLAND, FRANCE, and GERMANY, saying passengers the discomforts of crossing the English Channel in small vessels.

RETURNING, these Steamers leave HAMBURG every WEDNESDAY and SUNDAY, landing at HAVRE, where passengers from the South of Europe and England embark. Cabin and Steerage accommodations unexcelled. Passengers landing at Plymouth are forwarded free of charge to London or ahy station in the South of England. Railroad fare to and from Paris at specially reduced rates. Tickets issued at very low rates. Return Tickets on favorable terms.

THE FARE from HAMBURG, HAVRE, SOUTHAMPTON or LONDON to NEW YORK has been reduced in STEERAGE to $22 : in SECOND CABIN to $60.

Through Tickets to ports in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, $33 ; from these ports to New York, $35.

The steamers of this Line are built of iron, in water-tight compartments, and are furnished with every requisite to make the voyage both safe and agreeable, having large and luxurious saloon, ladies’drawing-rooms, smoking and card-rooms, piano and library, bath-rooms. Experienced physicians, stewards and caterers are on each steamer. The commodious staterooms are all on the same main deck, thus insuring those greatest of luxuries at sea—perfect ventilation and light. The Hamburg Line has always enjoyed an enviable reputation on account of the excellent fare provided for its patrons, the menu served not being surpassed by the best hotels either in Europe or America.For further particulars apply to

C. B. RICHARD & CO., General Passenger Agents, - 61 BROADWAY, NEW YORK,


FR. KRAUSE, - 138 Court Street, - BOSTON, MASS.

Date 1881-1885
Year Range from 1881.0
Year Range to 1885.0
Search Terms Hamburg-American Line
Hamburg-America Line
Pier 1
S.S. Hammonia (3)
Caption front
Imagefile 245\20140130002.TIF
Classification Advertising