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Dinner Menus - Steamships and Ocean Liners Voyages

The Elegant dinner menus from the great ocean liners often included ornate and graphically sophisticated menu covers that are adored and coveted by collectors and enthusiasts today.

A wealth of ideas for menus come from the many steamships and ocean liners that plied the ocean from the late 1800s through the mid 1950s. Discover the beauty in these extraordinary examples of dinner menus that are part of the GG Archives Maritime Collection.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the Aberdeen Line

Front Cover of S.S. Demosthenes Dinner Menu 1927

Dinner Menu S.S. Demosthenes 1927-02-13

Top-fold Menu card from the Aberdeen Line featured a beautiful painting of the S.S. Demosthenes and menu selections that included Fried Sole, Roast Sirloin, Roast Turkey & Stuffing and Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the Allan Line

Allan Line Scandinavian Dinner Menu from 1912

Dinner Menu S.S. Scandinavian 1912-07-20

Steamship Dinner Menu Card from the S.S. Scandinavian of the Allan Line. This Rare menu from 1912 features Pot au Feu and Baked Cod.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the American Line

1908-07-04 Fourth of July Dinner Menu - S.S. Noordland

Dinner Menu S.S. Noordland 1908-07-04

This rare fourth of July Menu from the S.S. Noordland of the American Line featured Broiled Chicken. Maryland Style and Petits Fillets Mignonne's. The complete lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner were printed on the bask side of the menu.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the American Mail Line

Dinner Menu, S.S. President Jackson, American Mail Line, 27 October 1930

Dinner Menu S.S. President Jackson 1930-10-27

Dinner Menu for Monday, 27 October 1930 On Board the S.S. President Jackson of the American Mail Line. Menu Featured Lobster Cocktail, Veal and Ham Cromeskies à la Russe, and Salmi of Partridge.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the American Merchant Lines

Dinner Menu, S.S. American Trader, American Merchant Lines, April 1929

Dinner Menu S.S. American Trader 1929-04-21

Menu featured Baked Meat Pie, Leg of Spring Lamb, Broiled Bluefish, Sauce Tartare, Maryland Turkey and Fresh Fruit.

Dinner Menu, S.S. American Shipper, American Merchant Lines, 24 May 1929

Dinner Menu S.S. American Shipper 1929-05-24

Menu featured Broiled Fillet of Salmon, Shrimp Patties, Fricasse of Chicken with Noodles, Compote of Cherries with Rice, Prime Ribs of Beef, Saddle of Lamb, and Green Apple Pie a la Mode.

Dinner Menu Card, S.S. American Farmer, American Merchant Lines, 1934

Dinner Menu Card S.S. American Farmer 1934-06-29

Dinner Menu Card featured Long Island Duckling, Spaghetti a la Caruso and Prime Rib of Beef. Included hand written substitution of Wax Beans for Broccoli in Cream.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the Anchor Line

Dinner Menu on board the Caledonia of the Anchor Line on the 4th of July 1905

Dinner Menu S.S. Caledonia (3) 1905-07-04

Fourth of July Menu from the S.S. Caledonia of the Anchor Line featured Green Turtle Soup, Mutton Cutlets a la Deplomate and Pudding a la Republic, Sherry Sauce.

Anchor Line T.S.S. Caledonia Second Cabin Dinner Menu, 1910

Dinner Menu S.S. Caledonia (3) 1910-06-09

Early 20th Century Second Cabin Menu Card from the T.S.S. Caledonia featured Roast Sirloin of Beef, Baked Potatoes, Plum Pudding, Brandy Sauce and Giblet Soup.

Dinner Menu, Anchor Line R.M.S. Cameronia - 1922

Dinner Menu S.S. Cameronia 1922-02-28

Combination of a Menu and Souvenir of the Royal Wedding in this beautifully preserved dinner menu from 28 February 1922. The Cameronia was on a Westbound Voyage from Liverpool that arrived in New York on 8 March 1922.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the Atlantic Transport Line

Dinner Menu, Atlantic Transport Line S.S. Minnekahda - 1928

Dinner Menu S.S. Minnekahda 1928-04-08

Dinner menu from Cabin Class for the 31 March 1928 Westbound Voyage of the Minnekahda from London to New York. Standard Fare for that era included Duckling aux Navets and Roast Leg of Lamb.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the Cunard Line

Dinner Menu, Second Cabin - RMS Ivernia of the Cunard Line 1902

Dinner Menu S.S. Ivernia 1902-06-30

Dinner Menu from 1902 on board the Cunarder R.M.S. Ivernia features a typical Second Cabin selections for that era features Beef Steak and Oyster Pie. The reverse side provides a Wine and Spirits menu with prices.


Dinner Menu S.S. Laconia (I) 1914-09-08

Dinner menu from the steamship Laconia on a Westbound voyage from Liverpool to Boston, arriving in Boston on 9 September 1914. Although not specifically stated, this would have been the Farewell Dinner.

Dinner Menu, Cunard Line R.M.S. Andania - 1924

Dinner Menu S.S. Andania 1924-08-06

This was a Dinner Menu for the steamship Andania of the Cunard Line. The R.M.S. Andania covered the Hamburg » Cherbourg » Plymouth » London » New York Route. The Prime Rib, Sirloin of Beef and Quarters of Lamb were the featured Entrees.

Dinner Menu, R.M.S. Franconia, August 1933, Cunard Line

1933-08-09 Supper Menu and Variety Show Programme - R.M.S. Franconia (II)

Exceptionally good cover graphics define this 19336 Menu and Variety Show program on board the R.M.S. Franconia of the Cunard Line. While the menu selections were limited, the variety show featured artists from Ziegfield Follies, R.K.O. Vauderville and Beaux Arts Club.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the Hamburg American Line (Hamburg-Amerika Linie)

Menu for the Main Meal on board the S.S. Hamburg, July 1933

Dinner Menu S.S. Hamburg 1933-07-02

Main Meal Menu from a July 1933 Voyage of the Hamburg American Line S.S. Hamburg. In the form of a menu card, this simple menu featured Philadelphia Pepper Pot, Roast Ribs and German Puff Pastries. In German with English Translation.

1937-08-11 Anniversary Dinner Menu with Music Program - S.S. New York

Dinner Menu S.S. New York 1937-08-11

This Anniversary Dinner Menu celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Hamburg-American Line (1847-1937). The menu featured Eggs with Caviar, Boiled Turbot with Sauce Romain and Tournedos with Potato Croquettes. A Music Program is on the Back Cover.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the Holland America Line

Front Cover, Dinner Menu and Music Program, Holland America Line R.M.S. Noordam, 1907

Dinner Menu S.S. Noordam 1907-06-20

The exquisite covers on this menu and program is a finishing touch on a fine variety of foods and beverages served on a steamship in 1907 of the Holland America Line. The Noordam served the Rotterdam to New York Transatlantic route. In French with English Translation.

Front Cover, Dinner Menu and Music Program, R.M.S. Ryndam, Holland-America, 1922

Dinner Menu S.S. Ryndam 1922-10-11

Beautifully ornate Dinner Menu features intricate graphics on the covers and a menu (in French) featuring Crème Jerusalem and Tranches de Saumon à la Maître d'hôtel.

Menu Cover

Dinner Menu S.S. Veendam 1948-07-23

Beautiful graphics highlight this First Class Passenger Dinner Menu served on board the S.S. Veendam on Friday, July 23, 1948. Post War Menu featured Prime Rib, Boiled North Sea Turbot Steak and Roast Long Island Duckling.

Menu Cover

Dinner Menu S.S. Veendam 1948-07-24

Beautiful Graphics adorn this elegant First Class dinner menu from the Veendam that features Fillet of Channel, Quenelles of Ham and Roast Prime Rib of Beef.

Menu Cover

Dinner Menu S.S. Veendam 1948-07-24

Fine graphic covers provide an appetizing beginning to a First Class menu featuring the best of high cuisine with Roast Sirloin of Beef, Turbotsteak Meunière and Vol-au-Vent à la Toulouse.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the North German Lloyd - Norddeutscher Lloyd

Menu Cover

Dinner Menu S.S. Bremen 1937-07-18

Elegant, Large Format Dinner Menu with Tassel String Binding features Live Boiled Lobster, Boston Sole Meunère for their Tourist Class passengers.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the Scandinavian-American Line - Skandinavien Amerika Linie

inner Menu, Scandinavian American Line S.S. Frederik VIII, 1920, Second Cabin

Dinner Menu S.S. Frederik VIII 1920-08-08

Typical Sunday evening Danish menu that emphasizes meat and cheeses to make open faced Danish sandwiches that are very common throughout Denmark and especially Copenhagen. A delightful fare for Second Cabin guests of the steamship Frederik VIII in 1920.

Menu Cover

Dinner Menu S.S. Hellig Olav 1923-06-25

Dinner Menu from the S.S. Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian American Line for Cabin Passengers on 25 June 1923 featured a very limited menu compared to other menus of that same era.

Dinner Menu, Skandinavien Amerika Linen S.S. Hellig 1924

Dinner Menu S.S. Hellig Olav 1924-05-10

Combination Dinner Menu and Music Program for 10 May 1924 Cabin Passengers on board the S.S. Hellig Olav of the Scandinavina American Line on an Eastbound Voyage from New York to Copenhagen.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the Union-Castle Line

Dinner Menu and Music Program - Union-Castle Line S.S. Dunluce Castle - 1936

1936-05-25 Dinner Menu - S.S. Dunluce Castle

Rare vintage menu from the South African - UK steamship line from 25 May 1936 on board the S.S. Dunluce Castle. The Meal from this historical menu featured Mignon of Beef Benjamin - We presume that it is Filet Mignon and Benjamin is the name of the chef for this preparation. Sounds delicious. Cover illustration: Victoria Falls - From Western End of Gorge.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the United States Lines

Dinner Menu and Musical Program, USL S.S. Manhattan - July 1934

Dinner Menu S.S. Manhattan 1934-07-24

Elegant Second Cabin Dinner Menu for an Eastbound voyage of the United States Lines Steamship S.S. Manhattan for Tuesday, 24 July 1934. The four page menu included a musical program.

Menu Cover

Dinner Menu S.S. America 1954-08-10

Large Format Elegant Captain's Dinner Menu includes autographs and statements by the guests and a menu featuring T-Bone Steaks, Green Turtle Soup and Champagne Sherbet.

Dinner Bill of Fare from the White Star Line

1919-07-06 Dinner MenuCard - R.M.S. Celtic

Dinner Menu R.M.S. Celtic 1919-07-06

Post World War I Dinner Menu Card from the R.M.S. Celtic of the White Star Line offers a limited menu featuring Baked Cumberland Ham, Brown & Boiled Potatoes, Salad and Ice Cream.

Dinner Menu, White Star Line R.M.S. Albertic

Dinner Menu S.S. Albertic 1928-06-18

Dinner Menu from the R.M.S. Albertic of the White Star Line featured painting of the Santa Maria, flagship of Columbus. Dinner selections included Potage Bayonne, Halibut, Calves Feet and Lamb.

Dinner Menu, White Star Line R.M.S. Albertic - 19 June 1928

1928-06-19 Dinner Menu - S.S. Albertic

Dinner Menu from the White Star Line steamship Albertic featured Cream Agenteuil, Poached Brill, Roast Sirloin of Beef and Crepinettes à la Romaine. Illustration of French Frigate.

Dinner Menu, White Star Line Albertic - June 20, 1928

Dinner Menu S.S. Albertic 1928-06-20

Dinner Menu on board the R.M.S. Albertic of the White Star Line features Cream Valencienne, Poached Turbot, Veal Cutlets and Roast Mutton. Illustration of the Sirius - First passenger steamer to cross the Atlantic.

Gala Dinner Menu, White Star Line S.S. Laurentic, 1928

Dinner Menu S.S. Laurentic 1928-01-27

Vintage Dinner Menu from 1928 on board the White Star Line S.S. Laurentic features gala selections for that era including Salmon `'rout, Bercy, Prawns a l'Indienne and Vermont Turkey.

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