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A short video of the S.S. Columbia, the ship Rev. William Weiler came to the U.S. in May 1891 on, filmed only 3 years later in June 1902. It shows the ship as it gets under way in Hoboken, N.J. with waving passengers. I suspect the scene would have been similar when it left Hamburg.

Bonine, R. Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. S.S. “Columbia” sailing. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph, 1902. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2013604954/.

 

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