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The Hamburg-Amerika Linie liner Columbia (1889).

The Hamburg-Amerika Linie liner Columbia (1889).
The Hamburg-Amerika Linie liner Columbia (1889).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: G1477
Description: The Hamburg-Amerika Line carried more Eastern European emigrants to the United States than any other line. From the 1880s until the outbreak of the First World War, over a million Eastern Europeans - mainly Jews - sailed from Hamburg to the United States. As with all other passengers liners, the Hamburg-Amerika vessels carried passengers from all sections of society across the Atlantic. However, the third class or 'steerage' passengers were kept well apart from the wealthier travellers.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1900
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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