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pcford
04-25-2017, 12:11 AM
Little article on life in steerage class in transatlantic liners. Nice drawings.

http://www.gjenvick.com/Steerage/1898-SteerageConditions-APersonalExperience.html#axzz4MAnq9QnJ

Peter K
04-25-2017, 02:12 AM
Good stuff....thanks.

StevenBauer
04-25-2017, 06:29 AM
Yes, thanks. My grandparents came from Sweden and Germany at about that time.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
04-25-2017, 06:38 AM
Thank you for that. It's a good, kind hearted, well observed, account.

Dan McCosh
04-25-2017, 08:02 AM
Grandma, who was about 4' 10", traveled alone from Lithuania to England at about that time, and took steerage on a boat that was the subject of an expose in the New York papers. She carried all her belongings in a small chest, which is in the hands of my cousin today.