THE HAMBURG-AMERICAN COMPANY'S S.S. COLUMBIA.

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The Hamburg-American Company's S.S. Columbia.

Wood engraving, 1889.
Image size 8 x 13 3/8" (20.3 x 34 cm).
Good condition with modern handcolor.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95148
Price: $90.00
Publisher : Published by The Engineer. Oct. 25, 1889.
Messrs, Laird Brothers, Birkenhead, Builders and Engineers.

The Hamburg-American line had an interesting history. The company was formed in Hamburg by William Miller, a Scotsman. Upon his death 1841 it was taken over by August Bolten who was one of the first to recognize the potential of steam powered vessels and to implement their use. He cofounded the Hamburg-America (1847) and Hamburg-Sud (1871).
18th-19th Century Subjects , Marine , Steam