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Passage Tickets & Contracts - 1920s

All Passage Contracts & Tickets for the 1920s available at the GG Archives. These unique contracts represent primary source documents of the voyage of many immigrants. Our collection includes a variety of types and classes and provides an invaluable account of the cost of passage.

Passengers' Contract Ticket, SS Euripides, Aberdeen Line of Steamships, 1921

Steamship Ticket contract ticket for Third Class Passage on a voyage of the SS Euripides of the Aberdeen Line from Melbourne, Australia to London departing on 21 May 1921.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1921-05-21 Passage Contract - Melbourne to London

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 21 May 1921
  • Steamship Line: Aberdeen Line
  • Steamship: SS Euripides
  • Route: Melbourne to London
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Mr. W. G. Stevens and Family
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Austrailian or British
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: £92 12s 6d / £4,201.00 GBP in 2020

Third Class Outward Passage Contract No 12249 (26 May 1921)

Rare Outward Bound (eastward) Passenger Steamship Ticket for Third Class accommodations on the SS Mount Clinton of the United American Lines on her maiden voyage to Hamburg, Germany.

Includes Brief Article on the Maiden Voyage and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations

1921-05-26 Passage Contract - New York to Libau [Liepāja, Latvia] via Hamburg

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 26 May 1921
  • Steamship Line: United American Lines
  • Steamship: SS Mount Clinton
  • Route: New York to Libau [Liepāja, Latvia] via Hamburg
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Karl Sivert
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $142.00 / $2,050.00 USD in 2020

Front Side, Passenger Manifest, United States Mail Steamship Company, SS Hudson, 1921

Rare Steamship Ticket / Passenger Manifest / Passage Contract for the 22 June 1921 Voyage on board the SS Hudson of the United States Mail Steamship Company, Inc. from Bremen to New York for Yugoslavian Immigrant Theresia Floc.

Includes SS Hudson Ship Information, Arrival Records, and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1921-06-22 Passage Contract Manifest - Bremen to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 22 June 1921
  • Steamship Line: United States Mail Steamship Company, Inc. (USL)
  • Steamship: SS Hudson
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract Manifest
  • Voyage Class: Steerage
  • Name on Contract: Theresia Floc
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Yugoslavian
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $165.00 / $2,390.00 USD in 2020

Third Class (Steerage) Passengers' Contract Ticket, P. & O. Line, 1921

Third Class (Steerage Passengers' Contract Steamship Ticket for The Stevens Family of Four sailing on the P. & O. Line SS Commonwealth from the Port of London to Mellbourne, Australia dated 18 August 1921.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1921-08-18 Passage Contract - London to Melbourne

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 18 August 1921
  • Steamship Line: P. & O. Line
  • Steamship: SS Commonwealth
  • Route: London to Melbourne
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class (Steerage)
  • Name on Contract: Mr. Gollie William Stevens and Family
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): British or Australian
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: £94 15s 0d / £4,298.00 GBP in 2020

Contract for Third Class Passage - United States Lines 1921

Contract for third class/steerage passage on the SS George Washington by a German Immigrant on 17 September 1921, sailing from Bremen to New York.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1921-09-17 Passage Contract / Manifest - Bremen to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 17 September 1921
  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Steamship: SS George Washington
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract / Manifest
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Nemerick? Oriebe?
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $120.00 / $1,740.00 USD in 2020

Purchaser's Receipt - German Immigrant 1922

Prepaid Steamship Ticket and Contract for Polish Immigrant from Bremen to Chicago IL on the United States Lines. Ticket included Train to Chicago and Transatlantic Ocean Fare in the Cabin Class.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1922-10-10 Prepaid Passage Purchaser's Receipt - Bremen to Chicago via New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 10 October 1922
  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Steamship: Unknown
  • Route: Bremen to Chicago via New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Passage Purchaser's Receipt
  • Voyage Class: Cabin Class
  • Name on Contract: Linda Strasszewska
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Polish
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $193.70 / $2,990.00 USD in 2020

Prepaid Certificate for Second Class Passage - Royal Mail Steam Packet Company - 1923

Very rare prepaid certificate for a second class Steamship Ticket on the RMS Reliance of RMSP. The passage for the 18 year old German immigrant girl was paid for by a relative.

Includes Record of Passenger Arrival and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1923-01-27 Prepaid Certificate - Hamburg to St. Louis via New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 27 January 1923 / October 1925
  • Steamship Line: Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (RMSP)
  • Steamship: SS Reliance
  • Route: Hamburg to St. Louis via New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Certificate
  • Voyage Class: Second Class
  • Name on Contract: Frieda Mayer
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Limited, Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $198.56 / $3,010.00 USD in 2020

Second Class Prepaid Passage Ticket - Polish Immigrant Girl (1923)

Prepaid Steamship Ticket for Janina Kozlowsk, a 13 Year-Old Polish Immigrant girl traveling from Antwerp to New York on the SS Zeeland who arrived in New York on 10 November 1923.

Includes Arrival Record and Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1923-12-11 Prepaid Purchaser's Receipt - Antwerp to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 11 December 1923 / Nov 1923
  • Steamship Line: United States Lines/Red Star Line
  • Steamship: SS Zeeland
  • Route: Antwerp to New York
  • Ticket Type: Prepaid Purchaser's Receipt
  • Voyage Class: Second Class
  • Name on Contract: Janina Kozlowski
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Polish
  • Contract Terms: Transcribed
  • Cost of Ticket: $164.56 / $2,500.00 USD in 2020

Scandinavian-American Line Third Class Embarkation Coupon for Passage on the SS United States, Departing from New York for Oslo Dated 16 May 1925.

Scandinavian-American Line Third Class Embarkation Coupon for Passage on the SS United States, Departing from New York for Oslo Dated 16 May 1925.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1925-05-16 Embarkation Coupon - New York to Oslo

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 16 May 1925 / 28 May 1925
  • Steamship Line: Steamship: Scandinavian American Line
  • Route: New York to Oslo
  • Ticket Type: Embarkation Coupon
  • Voyage Class: Third
  • Name on Contract: Mr. Johannes Hesch
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Unknown
  • Contract Terms: Not Stated
  • Cost of Ticket: $103.50 / $1,530.00 USD in 2020

Passenger Manifest - Fahrkarte - Front View

Steamship Ticket Manifest - Tourist Cabin, SS Bremen, 15 August 1925 for Rosa Brise, age 50, a Citizen of the United States.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1925-08-15 Passage Contract Manifest - Bremen (Bremerhaven) to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 15 August 1925
  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen
  • Steamship: SS Bremen
  • Route: Bremen (Bremerhaven) to New York
  • Ticket Type: Manifest Contract
  • Voyage Class: Tourist Cabin
  • Name on Contract: Rosa Brise
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): American
  • Contract Terms: Translation from German
  • Cost of Ticket: $267.00 / $3,940.00 USD in 2020

Hambrug-Amerika Third Class Passenger Contract 1927

Deutscher Vertrag über das Dampfflugzeug der dritten Klasse an Bord der SS New York der Hamburg-Amerika-Linie im Jahr 1927. Die Unterschrift des Passagiers ist schwer zu lesen.

Enthält erweitertes Ankunftsprotokoll.

1927-09-16 Beförderungsvertrag - Hamburg nach New York

  • Kaufdatum / Reise: 16 September 1927
  • Dampfschifflinie: Hamburg-Amerika Linie
  • Dampfer: D. New York
  • Route: Hamburg nach New York
  • Art des Tickets: Beförderungsvertrag
  • Reiseklasse: Dritter Klasse
  • Name im Vertrag: Emma Muessigbrodt
  • Etnizität des Passagiers: Deutsch
  • Vertragsbedingungen: Transkribiert
  • Ticketpreis: Nicht angegeben

Hambrug-Amerika Third Class Passenger Contract 1927

Steamship Ticket and Contract for Emma Muessigbrodt, a 37 year-old German woman traveling from Hamburg to New York on the Hamburg America Line.

Includes Expanded Arrival Record.

1927-09-16 Passage Contract - Hamburg to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 16 September 1927
  • Steamship Line: Hamburg-America Line
  • Steamship: SS New York
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Emma Muessigbrodt
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Translated from German
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated

Navigazione Generale Italiana Second Class Passage Contract for Passage on the SS Roma, Departing from Naples to New York Dated 18 September 1928.

Italian Immigrant was one of the 4,000 Quota immigrants from Italy in 1928 under the Immigration Act of 1924. The contract is stamped "Quota" in large letters. Second Class passage contract from Naples to New York on the SS Roma of the Navigazione Generale Italiana Line.

1928-09-18 Passage Contract (Quota) - Naples to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 18 September 1928
  • Steamship Line: Navigazione Generale Italiana
  • Steamship: SS Roma
  • Route: Naples to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract (Quota)
  • Voyage Class: Second Class
  • Name on Contract: Illegible
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Italian
  • Contract Terms: Not Translated
  • Cost of Ticket: Not Stated

Steamship Ticket, Third Class, United States Lines - 1928

Third Class Steamship Ticket for a German national for a transatlantic voyage from Bremen, Germany to New York on 3 October 1928. The contract was written in both German and English.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1928-10-03 Passage Contract - Bremen to New York

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 3 October 1928
  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Steamship: SS George Washington
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Ticket Type: Passage Contract
  • Voyage Class: Third Class
  • Name on Contract: Rudolph Arhlich
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): German
  • Contract Terms: Translated from German
  • Cost of Ticket: $208.75 / $3,150.00 USD in 2020

United States Lines Additional Payment Receipt dated 15 April 1928 for Prospectives Passage for an Irish Family, For a Voyage from Cobh to New York.

Immigrants already in America would often pay for other family members to come to the United States. Two receipts for payments to the United States Lines were made for the Downing Family of Cobh (Queenstown) to travel to New York. Payments made in March and April 1928 totaled $180.00.

Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

Additional Payment Receipts - Cobh to New York - 1928

  • Date of Purchase / Voyage: 30 March 1928 and 15 April 1928
  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Steamship: Unknown
  • Route: Cobb to New York
  • Ticket Type: Additional Payment Receipts
  • Voyage Class: Third
  • Name on Contract: Downing Family of Cobb, Ireland
  • Etnicity of Passenger(s): Irish
  • Contract Terms: None
  • Cost of Ticket: $180.00 / $2,720.00 USD in 2020

 

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