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Vintage Menus of the North German Lloyd

Third Class Dining Room on the S.S. Columbus

Third Class Dining Room on the S.S. Columbus

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) runs many lines from its headquarters at Bremen; among them are those to New York - a line of express steamers and a line of ordinary mail steamers, all calling at Southampton or Cherbourg.

Breakfast Menus

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 21 September 1933

SS Bremen - 21 September 1933

Tourist Class Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from North German Lloyd on the SS Bremen for Thursday, 21 September 1933. Written in German and English, the meal featured Fruit, Juices, Cereal, Eggs, Hash, Ham, Bacon and Fried Potatoes.

SS Europa Breakfast Bill of Fare 10 October 1937

SS Europa - 10 October 1937

Third Class Breakfast Bill of Fare from October 1937 on the SS Europa of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen presents standard American fare in a graphically illustrated Bill of Fare with eloquent typography.

Menu Cover, Breakfast Menu, Norddeutscer Lloyd Bremen SS Rhein - 1909

SS Rhein - 13 September 1909

Beautiful medieval period graphic adorns this breakfast Bill of Fare for an unstated class of passengers for a September 1909 westbound voyage of the SS Rhein of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line. The Bill of Fare is written in English and German.

Daily Menus

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 27 June 1925

SS Bremen - 27 June 1925

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 27 June 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Fried Eggs with Bacon for Breakfast, Fried Homemade Sausage for Lunch, and Boeuf à la Mode for Dinner. Coffee and Berlin Doughnuts were offered for an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 29 June 1925

SS Bremen - 29 June 1925

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 29 June 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Boiled Eggs and German Pancakes for Breakfast, Boiled Brisket Beef, Mustard Sauce for Lunch, and Breaded Pork Chops - Red Cabbage for Dinner. Coffee and Fancy Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 30 June 1925

SS Bremen - 30 June 1925

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 30 June 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Ham and Eggs for Breakfast, Braised Ox-Tail for Lunch, and Roast Leg of Mutton for Dinner. Coffee and Silesian Short Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 2 July 1925

SS Bremen - 2 July 1925

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 2 July 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Bacon and Eggs for Breakfast, Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes for Lunch, and Chicken Poulette, Rice with Asparagus for Dinner. Coffee and Short Cake were offered as an afternoon snack. The reverse side of the Bill of Fare Card presented the Music Concert Program on the Promenade Deck.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 3 July 1925

SS Bremen - 3 July 1925

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 3 July 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes for Breakfast, Boiled Leg of Lamb, Caper Sauce for Lunch, and Roast Leg of Pork for Dinner. Coffee and Fancy Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 4 July 1925

SS Bremen - 4 July 1925

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 4 July 1925 on board the S.S Bremen of the North German Lloyd that featured Omelette aux Confitures for Breakfast, German Pot Roast with Potato Dumplings for Lunch, and Roast Fricandeau of Veal for Dinner. Coffee and Silesian Short Cake were offered as an afternoon snack.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 5 July 1925

SS Bremen - 5 July 1925

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 5 July 1925 on board the SS Bremen of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) featured typical breakfast fare, Halibut in Aspic for Lunch, and Entre-Côte for Dinner. They also offered an Afternoon snack of Chocolate and Stollen.

Front, SS Bremen Daily Bill of Fare Postcard - 9 January 1926

SS Bremen - 9 January 1926

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Postcard in German from 9 January 1926 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured Sautéed Liver, Spicy Sauce, Fried Potatoes for Breakfast, Roast Pork - Red Cabbage - Potato Sauce for Lunch, and Wiener Rostbraten, Princess Potatoes for Dinner. The reverse side is a postally unused postcard.

Dinner Menus

Menu Cover - Dinner Menu, SS Bremen, North German Lloyd, Tourist Class, July 1937

SS Bremen - 18 July 1937

Elegant, Large Format, Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from 18 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured Live Boiled Lobster, Mayonnaise Sauce, Vol-au-Vent Toulousaine, and Crepes Valentine for dessert. The Bill of Fare was printed in German and English with an brief history on the back cover about the 80th Anniversary of the Norddeutschen Lloyd Bremen.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Dinner Bill of Fare - 28 July 1937

SS Bremen - 28 July 1937

Graphically Superior Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 28 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured Mignon Fillet Helder, Suprême of Chicken Armagnac, and Soufflé Camargo for dessert. The story of Neuschwanstein Castle is printed on the back of the menu.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Dinner Bill of Fare - 30 July 1937

SS Bremen - 30 July 1937

Superior Graphics adorn this Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 30 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured expansive array of food including Boiled North Sea Turbot, Melted Butter or Sauce Vénitienne, Grenadins of Veal Diable Rouge, and Crêpes Georgette for dessert. Printed in German and English, the back cover offered a short essay on Leipzig the Monument of the Battle of the Nations.

Front Cover, SS Europa Dinner Bill of Fare - 15 June 1932

SS Europa - 15 June 1932

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 15 June 1932 on board the SS Europa of the North German Lloyd featured Yorkshire Ham in Rhine Wine Metternich, Suprême of Chicken Maryland, and Nesselrode Pudding, Currant Sauce for dessert. The Bill of Fare was printed in both German and English.

Front Cover, SS Europa Jubilee Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 13 October 1937

SS Europa - 13 October 1937

Vintage Third Class Farewell Jubilee Dinner Bill of Fare from 13 October 1937 on board the SS Europa of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) featured Smoked Westphalian Ham, Boiled Kennebec Salmon, Sauce Hollandaise, and Vanilla and Chocolate Ice-Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Karlsruhe Dinner Bill of Fare - 29 July 1928

SS Karlsruhe - 29 July 1928

Vintage Di../Dinner/nner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 29 July 1928 on board the SS Karlsruhe of the North German Lloyd featured Fried English Sole, Potato Salad with Mayonnaise, Glazed Saddle of Veal, and Rice Pudding, Strawberry Sauce for dessert. Printed in German and English, the Bill of Fare included a Music Program and an announcement of a Moving Picture show later that evening.

Front Cover, SS Scharnhorst Dinner Bill of Fare - 29 December 1936

SS Scharnhorst - 29 December 1936

Very Rare Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 29 December 1936 on board the SS Scharnhorst of the North German Lloyd featured Fried Frog’s Legs Casanova, Entre Côte garnished with Vegetables, Sauce Colbert, and Ice Cup Venus for dessert. This Nazi Steamship of the Third Reich had a short service life spanning four years.

Luncheon Menus

Front Cover, Luncheon Menu, January 1926, SS Berlin, North German Lloyd

SS Berlin - 31 January 1926

Lunch Bill of Fare for Sunday, 31 January 1926 on board the SS Berlin of the Norddeutcher Lloyd. Featured item from the Bill of Fare included Corned Brisket Beef, White Cabbage with Bouillon Potatoes.

Other Luncheon Menus from this Voyage:

  • 1 February 1926
    Lunch Bill of Fare for Monday, 1 February 1926 Featured item from the Bill of Fare included Fried Home-made Sausage, Lentils German Style, and Mashed Potatoes.
Menu Cover

SS Bremen - 18 August 1930

Extensive à la Carte Bill of Fare from the North German Line steamship SS Bremen features Hors d'Œuvress, Cold Dishes, Soups, Eggs, Fish, Entrées, Salads, Vegetables, Potatoes, Sweets and Ice Cream. The Specials of the day was Veal Cutlet Mazarin and Chicken Pot-Pie Américane.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Luncheon Bill of Fare - 29 July 1937

SS Bremen - 29 July 1937

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 29 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) featured John Dory Niçoise, Tendrons of Veal Marengo, and Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Luncheon Bill of Fare - 31 July 1937

SS Bremen - 31 July 1937

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 31 July 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) featured Broiled Mackerel. Anchovy Butter, Wiener Schnitzel - Green Peas, and Apple Tart with Whipped Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bremen Luncheon Bill of Fare - 1 August 1937

SS Bremen - 1 August 1937

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 1 August 1937 on board the SS Bremen of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) featured Loin of Pork in Cider - Candied sweet Potatoes, Mousselines of Chicken à la Patti, and Cold Danish Pudding, Vanilla Sauce for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Europa Luncheon Bill of Fare - 18 April 1930

1930-04-18 SS Europa Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 18 April 1930 on board the SS Europa of the SteamshipLine featured Omelette, Hollandaise, German Pancake, and Cannelons Chantilly for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Europa Luncheon Bill of Fare - 18 June 1930

SS Europa - 18 June 1930

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 18 June 1930 on board the SS Europa of the Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd) featured Larded Calf’s Liver, Lyonnaise Potatoes, Emma Salad, Braised Jarrets of Lamb Bourgeoise, and Rhubarb Tart for dessert.

Menu Card, Lahn-1900-06-15-LuncheonMenuCard

SS Lahn - 15 June 1900

Luncheon Bill of Fare Card is for an unamed class of passengers for a 15 June 1900 Eastbound voyage of the SS Lahn of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line. The Bill of Fare is written in German and English.

Menu Card, SS Lahn Luncheon Bill of Fare Card - 20 June 1900

SS Lahn - 20 June 1900

Luncheon Bill of Fare Card for a 20 June 1900 Eastbound voyage of the SS Lahn of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line. The Bill of Fare featured Codfish and Roast Beef. Written in German and English.

Front Cover, SS Rhein Luncheon Bill of Fare - 27 May 1910

SS Rhein - 27 May 1910

Luncheon Bill of Fare for an unamed class of passengers for the 27 May 1910 eastbound voyage of the SS Rhein of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line. The Bill of Fare is written in English and German.

Vintage Menus from the GG Archives collection are representative of the menus, typically printed on board each steamship during the voyage onto a blank pre-printed graphic cover. The bill of fares was intended as souvenirs of the journey and provided to each passenger for that class (First, Second, Third, Tourist, etc.). Many survive today as delightful displays of gourmet meals served in elegant dining saloons on the ocean liners of yesteryear.

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