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SS President Arthur Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the SS President Arthur available at the GG Archives. Common items of ephemera in our maritime collection include passenger lists, brochures, event and entertainment programs, and other memorabilia produced for a voyage or ship.

Front Brochure Cover of Passenger Ships Owned by the United States Government Published in 1922

1922 - Passenger Ships of the United States Lines

One of the first and most comprehensive brochures on the early beginnings of the United States Lines. Many photographs documents the cabin class (First Class/Second Class) amenities on the many ships of the USL. Undated, but likely published in 1922 before the Leviathan came into service in 1923. Featured Ships: George Washington, America, President Roosevelt, President Harding, President Monroe, President Adams, President Van Buren, President Polk, President Garfield, President Fillmore, and President Arthur.

1923-10-19 Passenger Manifest for the SS President Arthur

1923-10-19 SS President Arthur Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 19 October 1923
  • Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain P. H. Kreibohm, U.S.N.R.F
Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Bill of Fare - 19 October 1923

1923-10-19 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 19 October 1923 on board the SS President Arthur of the United States Lines featured Boiled Beef Tongue à la Florentine, Roast Fresh Ham, Hollandaise, and Isabella Cake for dessert. The Menu, published in English and German, included a Concert Program.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 21 October 1923

1923-10-21 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 21 October 1923 featured Calf’s Head en Tortue, Roast Loin Pork Paysanne, and Sponge Cake for dessert. The Menu, published in English and German, included a Concert Program.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 22 October 1923

1923-10-22 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 22 October 1923 featured Patties à la Reine, Fried Lamb Tongue Tomato Sauce, and Jelly Rolls for dessert. The Menu, published in English and German, included a Concert Program.

SS President Arthur Breakfast Bill of Fare 23 October 1923

1923-10-23 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from 23 October 1923 on board the SS President Arthur of the United States Lines featured Scrambled Eggs aux Crevettes, Fried Flounder with Melted Butter, and Calfs Liver with Bacon. The Bill of Fare selections were printed in both English and German.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Luncheon Bill of Fare - 23 October 1923

1923-10-23 SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 23 October 1923 on board the SS President Arthur of the United States Lines featured Beef Roulade, Sauce Piquante, Chicken Maryland, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 23 October 1923

1923-10-23 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 23 October 1923 featured Tripe à la Viennoise, Roast Surrey Capon, Bread Sauce, and Richelieu Cake for dessert. The Menu, published in English and German, included a Concert Program.

SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu 24 October 1923

1923-10-24 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 24 October 1923 featured extensive offerings including Fried Cod Fish Steaks in Tomato Sauce, Omelette Sarah Bernhardt, and Poached Eggs Rothschild. The Bill of Fare selections were printed in English and German.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu - 24 October 1923

1923-10-24 SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 24 October 1923 featured Baked Weakfish Créole, English Steak & Kidney Pie, and Compote of Apricots for dessert.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 24 October 1923

1923-10-24 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 24 October 1923 featured Veal Cutlets à la Pojarski, Fricandelles aux Morilles, and Brabanter Tart for dessert. The Menu, published in English and German, included a Concert Program.

SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu 25 October 1923

1923-10-25 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from Thursday, 25 October 1923 featured an extensive selection including Fried Eel in Drawn Butter, Scrambled Eggs à la Kleber, and Goulas à la Minute. The Bill of Fare selections were printed in English and German.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu - 25 October 1923

1923-10-25 SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 25 October 1923 featured Fried Flounder, Potato Salad, Hamburger Steak with Onion Sauce, and Peach Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 25 October 1923

1923-10-25 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Thursday, 25 October 1923 featured Croquettes of Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom sauce, Prague Ham à la Metternich, and Raisin Tartlets for dessert. The Menu, published in English and German, included a Concert Program.

SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu 26 October 1923

1923-10-26 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from 26 October 1923 featured fruits, Cereals, Fish, Eggs & Pancakes, Meats, Mutton Chops, Potatoes and Toast.

Breakfast Menu and Concert Program, SS President Arthur, United States Lines, October 27, 1923

1923-10-27 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare and Concert Program from 27 October 1923 offered Salted Cod and Fried Sole along with Stewed Apples for the Day's addition to standard American breakfast fare.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu - 27 October 1923

1923-10-27 SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 27 October 1923 featured Boiled Turbot, Horseradish Butter, Creamed Pork Tenderloin, and Blackberry Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 27 October 1923

1923-10-27 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 27 October 1923 featured Croquettes of Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom sauce, Baked Bluefish Creole, and Linzer Cake for dessert. The Menu, published in English and German, included a Concert Program.

Breakfast Menu, SS President Arthur, United States Lines, October 28, 1923

1923-10-28 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

Sunday's Breakfast Bill of Fare from 28 October 1923 featured Fried Codfish Steak, Fried Flounder, Rossini Eggs à la Turbigo and Diamond Stew in addition to traditional American fare.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu - 28 October 1923

1923-10-28 SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 28 October 1923 featured Filet of Sole, Sauce Rémoulade, Corned Shoulder of Pork, Red Cabbage, and Apricot Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 28 October 1923

1923-10-28 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 28 October 1923 featured Sweetbread Patties à la Toulouse, Salmi of Gosling Chipolatas, and Wiener Cake for dessert. The Menu, published in English and German, included a Concert Program.

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 29 October 1923

1923-10-29 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 29 October 1923 featured Yorkshire Ham Glace & Asparagus Tips, Chicken Croquettes Petits Pois, and Pound Cake for dessert. The Menu, published in English and German, included a Concert Program.

Front Cover, Musical Concert Program on Board the SS President Arthur on Wednesday, 31 October 1923.

1923-10-31 Musical Concert Program - SS President Arthur

Halloween Musical Concert program on the SS President Arthur of the United States Lines on 31 October 1933 was presented by the Ship's Orchestra lead by Georg Grützner, featuring classical music and patriotic songs including "Stars and Stripes Forever," and the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Breakfast Menu, SS President Arthur, United States Lines, November 1, 1923

1923-11-01 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from Thursday, 1 November 1923 onboard the SS President Arthur featured Omelette à la Jurassienne, Shirred Eggs Meyerbeer, and Fricandelles, Onion Sauce in addition to tradational American fare.

 

Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.

Our selection varies considerably by ship, and likely contains only a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.

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