$18.64 Was All You Needed to Cross the Atlantic Round-Trip, in 1894

by Owen James Burke

From a New York Times article published on July 15, 1894:

Screen Shot 2014 02 21 at 7.24.58 AM $18.64 Was All You Needed to Cross the Atlantic Round Trip, in 1894

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Even in the 19th century, $18.64 was not a lot to pay for a trip, with service, across an ocean — and back. Sadly, that golden age of travel is over.

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