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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.|
|Date: c. 1900|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|