Travel Tickets

Discover the ship tickets in the digital collection of the Immigration Museum.

First vision of the city of Santos inside an immigrant ship (1910/1919) by UnknownImmigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

The consolidation of nation-states at the end of the 19th century had consequences on the displacement of people. Increased bureaucratization and documentation requirements for those wishing to move from one country to another was also a State resource for population control.

Japanese immigrants landing in Santos (1930/1939) by UnknownImmigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

The travel tickets were inserted in this context. It was essential to keep and preserve them, not only for boarding and transatlantic passage, but also for the completion of procedures in the country of destination.

Bilhete de Gustav Kochner e família em viagem do Cap. Roca, embarcação de uma Companhia de Navegação de Hamburgo, em 1912. (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Symbolically we can observe this ticket as the materialization of what transforms the person into a migrant, the proof of a decision making and the concretization of the trip.

Boarding of Swiss immigrants in the Port of Genoa to Brazil (1898/1898) by UnknownImmigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Among the various documents present in the digital collection of the Immigration Museum, the requests made to the Secretary of Agriculture, Commerce and Public Works reveal small dossiers of some migrants. From the beginning of the 20th century, the São Paulo state government established the possibility for migrant families to request the return of money spent on travel tickets. Some requirements and evaluations were necessary for this right to be met. 

The records for the request were gathered by the contracting families and farmers. Some of these requests went through the Hospedaria de Imigrantes do Brás and for this reason formed part of the institution's archival-historical collection and were digitalized a few years ago. 

The travel tickets are part of several of these requests and help us to better understand the dynamics of the transatlantic travel between Europe and Brazil. The records presented in this exhibition are from the early twentieth century and belong to European migrants

Antonio Garcia Nieto. Pedido de restituição de passagens do Porto de Almeria ao Porto de Santos, 02/09/1914. (1914/1914)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Bilhete pertencente à família Horvatic, presente em requerimento de restituição de valor gasto com a passagem. Data: 05/02/1913 (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo


Travel tickets differed in colors, sizes, and information. These depended on the Shipping Company issuing the ticket and also on the period. 

On this ticket, belonging to the Austro-American Company, based in Trieste, it is possible to observe some stamps. Santos, at the top, the stamp of the Hospedaria de Imigrantes de São Paulo, the name of the ship that made the trip, Francesca, as well as the departure date.

Passaporte de Giuro Horvatic, presente em requerimento de restituição de valor gasto com a passagem. Data: 05/02/1913. (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

The ticket is present in the application for a fare refund, requested by Giuro Horvatic, on the Trieste-Santos route. 

Bilhete emitido pela Lloydul Regal Olandez S. A. R para a família de Akon Fernes (1924/1924)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

This ticket, in Hungarian and Romanian, was issued by Lloydul Regal Olandez S. A. R. Akon Fernes' family spent 4000 lei ( Romanian leu) for the trip that departed from Oradea-Mare.

Parte do passaporte da família de Akon Fernes (1924/1924)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

In the file in which this ticket is found, there are also the family passports. 

Declaração de pagamento de bilhetes de viagem para Faustino dos Reis. (1925/1925)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

In some cases, especially for passengers coming from Madeira Island, what we find in the SACOP applications are not the tickets themselves, but receipts for payment:  

Espécie de recibo/comprovante de pagamento de bilhete de viagem a Ludovina Augusta de Jesus (1921/1921)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Bilhete de viagem pertencente a José Fernandes e a sua esposa, Casimira (1921/1921)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

This ticket, belonging to José Fernandes and his wife, Casimira, shows how important it is for the migrant to keep the ticket with him at all times: "This ticket must be kept by the passenger and presented to the ship's officers whenever they demand it". 

Bilhete de chamada endereçado à Companhia de Navegação. (1921/1921)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

This document is a call ticket. By presenting this record to agents of the Navigation Company in Lisbon, passengers could receive the travel tickets.

Verso de bilhete de chamada endereçado à Companhia de Navegação. (1921/1921)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Passagem de terceira classe do migrante português Luiz Dias Ferreira. Vapor Werra, trajeto Lisboa-Santos, Companhia de Navegação Norddeutscher Lloyd (Bremen). (1924/1924)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Third-class ticket of Portuguese migrant Luiz Dias Ferreira. Werra steamer, Lisbon-Santos route, Norddeutscher Lloyd Navigation Company (Bremen). 

Passagem de terceira classe do migrante português Luiz Dias Ferreira. Vapor Werra, trajeto Lisboa-Santos, Companhia de Navegação Norddeutscher Lloyd (Bremen). (1924/1924)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Detail of some rules noted on the ticket (German, Spanish, and Portuguese).

Bilhetes de viagem pela Lloyd Real Hollandez, vapor Orania, trajeto Lisboa-Santos, 1924/1924, From the collection of: Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo
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Bilhetes de viagem pela Lloyd Real Hollandez, vapor Orania, trajeto Lisboa-Santos, 1924/1924, From the collection of: Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo
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Bilhetes de viagem pela Lloyd Real Hollandez, vapor Orania, trajeto Lisboa-Santos, 1924/1924, From the collection of: Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo
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Bilhetes de viagem pela Lloyd Real Hollandez, vapor Orania, trajeto Lisboa-Santos, 1924/1924, From the collection of: Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo
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Bilhete para família de imigrantes. Companía Del Pacifico. (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Some tickets, besides the usual information such as the name of the company, the name of the steamer, the names of the passengers, prices, and routes, also have printed details about the food served on board and migratory legislation. 

Detalhe da passagem pertencente à família do migrante espanhol Isidoro del Valle. (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Detail of the ticket belonging to the family of the Spanish migrant Isidoro del Valle. We can see the menu served to third passengers on the steamers of the Pacific Company (South America Line).   

Bilhete da Società Triestina di Navigazione (Trieste) presente no processo de Franz Johann Grave. Data: 04/05/1920 (1905-04-03)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Ticket of the Società Triestina di Navigazione (Trieste) present in the proceedings of Franz Johann Grave. April, 4,1920.

Bilhete de Cosimo Renzi e família. (1910/1910)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Ticket of Cosimo Renzi and family.  Navigazione Generale Italiana. Route: Buenos Aires - Santos. Detail of the stamp with the stops of the ship and duration of the trip: 17 and a half days with stops in Montevideo, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, San Vincenzo and Barcelona.

Verso do bilhete de Cosimo Renzi e família. (1910/1910)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

On the back of the ticket, again information with some rules for passengers and tables about the food served during the trip.

Bilhete de Francisco Rizzo e família. (1910/1910)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Ticket from Francisco Rizzo and family. 

 La Ligure Brasiliana, steamer Minas, route Naples-Santos.  

Verso do bilhete de Francisco Rizzo e família. (1910/1910)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Detail on the back for migration legislation, menu, and passenger rules. 

Bilhete de Primo Grillenzoni e filho. (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Ticket from Primo Grillenzoni and son. 
Sicula-Americana, steamer San Giovanni, Genoa-Santos route. 

Verso do Bilhete de Primo Grillenzoni e filho. (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Detail on the back for migration legislation and regional menu.

Bilhete de Giuseppe Muracchini e família (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Ticket of Giuseppe Muracchini and family.
Italy, Società di Navigazione a Vapore, ship Ravenna, route Genoa-Santos.

Verso do Bilhete de Giuseppe Muracchini e família (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Detail on the back for migration legislation and regional menu.

Espécie de recibo de bagagens da migrante Teresa Grismondi. Vapor Asturias. Data: 26/04/1913 (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Specimen of luggage receipt of the migrant Teresa Grismondi. The Asturias steamer.

Passaporte do marido de Teresa Grismondi. (1897/1897)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

The migrant attached the passport of her husband, Federico, to the process of restitution of money spent on the ticket. The family traveled to Brazil at the end of the 19th century (1897). 

Bilhete de Gustav Kochner e família em viagem do Cap. Roca, embarcação de uma Companhia de Navegação de Hamburgo, em 1912. (1913/1913)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Ticket of Gustav Kochner and family on the voyage of the Cap. Roca, a Hamburg Shipping Company vessel, in 1912. 

Bilhete de Fritz Seheld e família. (1926/1926)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Ticket of Fritz Seheld and family.
Norddeutscher Lloyd, steamer Weser, and the Bremen-Santos route. 

Fritz e sua esposa. Passaporte presente no requerimento. Data: 22/09/1926 (1926/1926)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Fritz and his wife. Passport present in the application for refund of money spent for the ticket. 

Passagem da família francesa de Auguste Aubry, presente no requerimento de 10/03/1923. (1923/1923)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Ticket from the French company Chargeurs Réunis. Ceylan steamer, Havre-Rio de Janeiro route. 

Passagem da família francesa de Auguste Aubry, presente no requerimento de 10/03/1923. (1923/1923)Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo

Ticket of the French family of Auguste Aubry, present in the application of 10/03/1923.

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INSTITUTO DE PRESERVAÇÃO E DIFUSÃO DA HISTÓRIA DO CAFÉ E DA IMIGRAÇÃO

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