SS American Farmer Archival Collection
American Farmer (1920) American Merchant Lines.
Built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Penn. Tonnage: 7,430. Dimensions: 436' x 58'. Single-screw, 15 knots. Two masts and one funnel. Ex-Ourcq. Renamed: Ville de Liege. Sister Ships: American Banker, American Importer, American Merchant, American Shipper, American Trader and American Traveler.
Ephemera for the SS American Farmer available may include Passenger Lists, Menus, Brochures, Sailing Schedules, Route Maps, Photographs, and more.
These are some of the attractions of an American Merchant Lines crossing. . . every day of it memorably pleasant from the minute you go on board in New York until you sail up the famous Thames right into the City of London.
- Steamship Line: American Merchant Lines
- Class of Passengers: One
- Date of Departure: 22 June 1934
- Route: London for New York
- Commander: Captain H. A. Pedersen, U.S.N.R
Luncheon Bill of Fare Card from 28 June 1934 on board the SS American Farmer of the American Merchant Lines featured Broiled Mackerel, Baked Pork and Beans, Braised Short Ribs of Beef and Boiled Ham.
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from the SS American Farmer of the American Merchant Lines featured Long Island Duckling, Spaghetti à la Caruso and Prime Rib of Beef with Chocolate Eclairs for dessert. Included handwritten substitution of Wax Beans for Broccoli in Cream.
Rare Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 30 June 1934 featured a typical PassengerClass selections for that era offering Salmon Fish Cake, Grilled Yorkshire Ham, Chipped Smoked Beef in Cream, and Rice Griddle Cakes with Maple Syrup for dessert.
Sailing Schedule, London-New York and New York-Plymouth-London, from 9 October 1936 to 27 August 1937. Ships Included the American Banker, American Farmer, American Merchant, and American Trader. SS Manhattan Passenger List, 21 October 1921. GGA Image ID # 1ea7ddd84f
Sailing Schedule, London-New York and New York-Plymouth-London, from 10 June 1938 to 2 January 1929. Ships Included the American Banker, American Farmer, American Merchant, and American Trader. SS Manhattan Passenger List, 29 June 1938. GGA Image ID # 1eaa38ac54