By the time Emil Boas joined his uncle’s emigrant agency in 1873, the business model of cheaply transporting large numbers of people from Europe to the U.S. by steamship was fully developed. This engraving, which was published the following year, shows German emigrants boarding a Hamburg steamship bound for America. Illustration from Harper's Weekly, November 7, 1874, pp. 916-17.
German Emigrants Embark on a Hamburg Steamship Bound for New York, 1874r2WPadmin2018-08-08T00:39:33+00:00