Migration voyages: shipping advertisements from vintage newspapers

Shipping lines in vintage newspapers

Red and white 1st class ticket for Holland Amerika line
by
Adrian Murphy (Europeana Foundation)

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, millions of people migrated between Europe and North and South America, Australia and more.

Great shipping lines - such as Red Star Line, Holland-Amerika Line, Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd - brought passengers on their long voyages to their new lives.

Many people departed Europe theought the great ports at Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg.

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We present a selection of advertisements and newspaper clippings showing the destinations and day-to-day travel behind these migration voyages.

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black and white advertisent from newspaper for Red Star Line
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black and white advertisent from newspaper for Red Star Line with small diagram of a ship
black and white advertisent from newspaper with headline 'Australien'
black and white advertisent from newspaper for DeutcheWestküsten-Linien
black and white advertisent from newspaper  with headline Leixoes, Oporto und Lissabon
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