SS Bremen Passage Contract Manifest - 15 August 1925


Transfer via Conveyance to Another European Base without Change of Transport. Bed No. 1828, Ticket No. 04245, Tourist Cabin, SS Bremen, 15 August 1925.

Transfer via Conveyance to Another European Base without Change of Transport. Bed No. 1828, Ticket No. 04245, Tourist Cabin, SS Bremen, 15 August 1925 for Rosa Brise, Age 50, a Citizen of the United States. GGA Image ID # 1fa241d1db. Click to View Larger Image.


Regulations Sections 4 through 20, printed on the reverse side of the SS Bremen Passenger Manifest, 15 August 1925.

Regulations Sections 4 through 20, printed on the reverse side of the SS Bremen Passenger Manifest, 15 August 1925. GGA Image ID # 1fa28afa8c. Click to View Larger Image.


Summary of Passage Contract Manifest

  • 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


Passage Contract Manifest Details

Between Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, and signed the visitors (with families as a family Board) is the following transportation contract has been:

§ 1 The Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, the transportation of Section 3 of this contract designated traveller in the Tourist Cabin class of their steamer SS Bremen from Bremen to New York and from New York by train or steamer on to: ___ State: ___

Surname: Brise

Given Name: Rosa

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Citizenship: USA

R-T $267.00

§ 2 While the maritime receive travellers by the statutory provisions prescribed meals. The board will begin on departure days after the board of travellers and ends with its overseas Vonbordgehen in izkrcanja.

§ 3 The fare is warden agreed as follows:

By the American government demanded bounty of dollars 8.-- 1 is for travelers paid with US dollars

§ 4 In addition to the aforementioned prices for transportation, lodging or meals from Hamburg to the outside izkrcanja nothing more to pay, unless that transfer cargo baggage, according to Section 13 of this Agreement or transport fees from the railway baggage verladestelle to pay. The subsistence costs in Bremen, the arrival of travellers to the contract in this hour of fixed departure of the ship are charged to the traveler.

§ 5 The embarkation held in Bremerhaven. . The departure from Bremen via special train will take place on 15 August 1925 from the main railway station.

The travellers have time for embarkation einzufinden; the lack of a traveler to set departure leads to a loss of half a shipping money with it.

§ 6 Should preceding departure delayed or fail, or should have inherited onward, in the onward from outside izkrcanja without fault of the traveller a delay occur, it is either the traveler on board the ship or in a emigrants lodging home or, where such does not exist, in a suitable guest house, while preventing without special accommodation and meal allowance granted. If the delay is more than 7 days, the traveler has the right of the contract and the refund of the still unused stretch paid fare to demand, without prejudice to him after the civil rights claims are entitled to damages.

§ 7 If the traveller or one of the family members accompanying him face families before the voyage dies or demonstrably due to illness or any other except his power lying incidents on the inaugural voyage prevented, the fare paid unabbreviated refunded. If the traveler before the voyage for other reasons from the contract back, it can only half of the fare returned.

§ 8 If the traveler, or one of his accompanying family members before the start of the agreed onward, except European izkrcanja dies or demonstrably due to illness or any other except his power lying incidents at the inaugural prevented further travel, is responsible for the onward price paid to the traveler or his survivors at the request unabbreviated repaid and does this contract in such a case only for the carriage of Hamburg to the outside izkrcanja closed. If the overseas travellers landing in the port of the onward promotion for other reasons want to resign, he is responsible for the onward journey amount collected minus ten percent returned.

§ 9 During the voyage, each over 10 years old traveller (or 2 per children under 10 years) a bed in a two-to six-bedded chamber to use money. It will be shipping during at least 3 daily meals administered, including the necessary dining and drinking utensils travellers free of charge. The required drinking and washing water, and washing will also be delivered.

§ 10 During the maritime about sick travelers, the necessary medicines and care free of charge.

§ 11 The luggage of travelers is to the luggage department of the Hamburg America Line, Hamburg, or submit a supply, in sufficient time that it no later than three days prior to departure in the luggage store is ready for release. Against presentation of the transport contract and payment of any excess freight is the traveller at the baggage hall a luggage ticket issued, and receipt of the latter is the loading causes. The responsibility for the loading of baggage with the same steamer, which the traveler uses, in the Hamburg America Line only when a luggage ticket, as above, has been obtained.

§ 12 The company transported for each traveler paying 100 kilograms of luggage during shipping free for children aged 1-10 years, the half, but held liable in these circumstances for damaged or lost luggage gekommenes in no case more than $ 25 - that the same lot whether any loss or damage caused by any Vey debt of the company, one of their representatives or employees or by any other cause should arise. If the traveler a $ excess liability desired, the travelers through a special insurance cover.

§ 13 Any baggage transfer cargo on the sea-going vessels is $ 3.25 pr. 100 kilograms.

§ 14 The American railways carry 150 pounds of luggage English on the ticket by an adult free; far any excess freight is the price-fixing of the railway to pay. The company has the baggage on the outside izkrcanja also not accepted.

§ 15 The Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen agrees to, if desired, the luggage at the expense of the travelers against any damage insurance.

§ 16 All baggage must be with the full name of the traveller clearly and permanently designated.

Kaufmann goods, money, securities, jewelry or other valuable or dutiable goods must not be in luggage, and explains the company for such articles free of any responsibility wortlichkeit. Valuables can be sealed with the full and clear written versehen behalf of the owner, the purser for storage during the trip will be given, but without the liability of the company. Wine, beer, spirits and beverages like-nobody can bring; soiche are to be offered fixed prices for everyone on board to buy. Likewise, the transportation of inflammable, easily flammable and similar objects is strictly prohibited. Alien offenders are liable to damage and judicially responsible.

The traveler is urgently anempfohlen, while leaving the ship during its Hand to retain and to ensure that sic their luggage immediately Rest properly recover.

Any baggage claims, loss or damage claims are no later than 14 days after the landing of the traveller in New York at the dock or inspector in the office of the Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, 26 Broadway, in writing omejijo rich. If the traveler to do such unterIäßt, the company of any responsibility far loss or damage to baggage, which its cause may be, it explicitly exonerated.

Should the traveler by any circumstance forced to luggage with one of the ships coming forward to leave, they must immediately after their arrival in New York at the dock landing inspector at the place of the steam ships or in the office of the Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, sign and abandon what after the arrival of the luggage to happen soil. It is pointed out that only really used travel items, as clothing, household appliances, beds, clothes, tools, books, etc. duty in New York may be introduced, but on the other hand, all new items to the usual entry and subjected therefore before arriving in New York to the purser in any precise and must be conscientiously so it on the manifest with perform. If the traveler false statements about it or conceal dutiable items, they are exposed to the risk that their stands against all confiscated.

§ 17 When the ship by a marine casualty, or any other circumstance at the continuation of the trip prevented or in a longer intermission forced to be the same, the traveler without special allowance adequate accommodation and meals provided in the transportation of passengers and their luggage by de destinations once achieved as possible.

§ 18th Complaints about poor performance of this contract, etc. claims for compensation / claims by the travellers are soon after arrival at the port of landing overseas in the office of the Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, New York, to install. If an agreement can not be reached, the statement of the German consul izkrcanja resident decisive, whose decision is both parts forgoing appeal to the ordinary courts subordinate.

§ 19 This Agreement shall remain in the hands of the traveler.

§ 20 The travellers agree that, during the sea voyage the orders of the captain or his representative necessarily followed.

Each traveller has teamed up with sufficient funds to provide to assist in the non-arrival in izkrcanja during the investigation by the authority for its maintenance to be able to pay for itself.

This contract is a sign the consent of the traveller unterschricben and by the Norddeutshcer Lloyd with a signature stamp equivalent.

The Manifest Ticket measures approximately 29.375" x 10.33."


Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value

In 2020, the relative values of $267.00 from 1925 ranges from $3,190.00 to $61,000.00.

simple Purchasing Power Calculator would say the relative value is $3,940.00. This answer is obtained by multiplying $267 by the percentage increase in the CPI from 1925 to 2020.

This may not be the best answer.

The best measure of the relative value over time depends on if you are interested in comparing the cost or value of a Commodity, Income or Wealth, or a Project.

If you want to compare the value of a $267.00 Commodity in 1925 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:

  • real price of that commodity is $3,940.00
  • real value in consumption of that commodity is $8,520.00
  • labor value of that commodity is $15,500.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $17,300.00 (using production worker compensation)
  • income value of that commodity is $21,400.00
  • economic share of that commodity is $61,000.00

If you want to compare the value of a $267.00 Income or Wealth, in 1925 there are five choices. In 2020 the relative:

  • real wage or real wealth value of that income or wealth is $3,940.00
  • household purchasing power value of that income or wealth is $8,520.00
  • relative labor earnings of that commodity are $15,500.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $17,300.00 (using production worker compensation)
  • relative income value of that income or wealth is $21,400.00
  • relative output value of that income or wealth is $61,000.00

If you want to compare the value of a $267.00 Project in 1925 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:

  • real cost of that project is $3,190.00
  • household cost of that project is $8,520.00
  • labor cost of that project is $15,500.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $17,300.00 (using production worker compensation)
  • relative cost of that project is $21,400.00
  • economy cost of that project is $61,000.00

Source: Samuel H. Williamson, "Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1790 to present," MeasuringWorth, 2022.


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