American Friends of the Red Star Line

Very few photographs or artworks have survived of the mass Jewish emigration from Europe to the New World between 1850 and 1924. Most portray the life of the migrants in small villages before their departure and other rare photographs show the poverty they faced on arrival in their adopted country. The oeuvre of the Antwerp artist Eugeen Van Mieghem provides a rare record of their stay in the ports and embarkation. In his drawings he captured with great empathy the (mainly Jewish) emigrants who sailed from Antwerp with the Red Star Line for the United States of America and Canada around 1900.

You can order this book from the Van Mieghem Museum website with a shipping cost on request.