SS Admiral Collection
Ephemera for the SS Admiral of the Vanderbilt European Steamship Line includes a very rare Steerage Passage Contract from 1854.
Front of Steerage Passage Contract from 1854, Le Havre to New York GGA Image ID # 102808387e
1854-05-09 Steerage Passage Contract - Le Havre to New York
A steerage contract over years old for one adult going from Le Havre to New York on the clipper ship "Admiral" of the Vanderbilt European Steamship Line dated 4 May 1854. Printed in French and German, a synopsis of the terms and conditions and the contract information have been translated into English.
An 1857 manifest listed Thomas Bliffin as the Commander of the SS Admiral, a ship built for the transatlantic route of Le Havre to New York, primarily transporting immigrants. The manifests were provided by the master of the ship to the District of New York, Port of New York officials.
Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.
Our selection varies considerably by ship, and likely contains only a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.
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