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Migration voyages: shipping advertisements from vintage newspapers

Shipping lines in vintage newspapers

by
Adrian Murphy (opens in new window) (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.

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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