Vintage Menus of the Swedish American Line
Third Class Dining Room - MS Gripsholm - circa 1925
The Swedish American Line began transatlantic service in 1915, and offered passenger, freight, and mail service direct between New York and Gothenburg, Sweden. They provided excellent passenger accommodations carrying first, second, and third-class passengers with exceptional cuisine.
Farewell Dinner Menu from the M.S. Gripsholm of the Swedish American Line for Thursday, 29 June 1950 featured Pheasant à la Louis XVI and Fillet of English Sole Maison D'or.
Luncheon Menu from 27 May 1946 on board the SS Drottningholm of the Swedish American Line, featured Chopped Beef à la Lindstrom for Standard Class Passengers on an eastbound voyage from New York to Gothenburg.
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.