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RMS Queen Mary Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the Queen Mary 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.

Menu Cover - Kosher Dinner Menu, RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Line, 8 June 1936

1936-06-08 RMS Queen Mary Kosher Dinner Menu

Strictly Kosher Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 8 June 1936 onboard the RMS Queen Mary, featured Boiled Fresh Salmon, Fried Haddock and Corn on the Cob.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 8 August 1937

1937-08-08 RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 8 August 1937 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Fillets of Sole Chesterfield, Chicken Halibut, Sauce Victoria, and Régence Pudding for dessert.

1939-07-12 Passenger Manifest for the RMS Queen Mary

1939-07-12 RMS Queen Mary Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 July 1939
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore R. B. Irving, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R

1940-12-26 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 26 December 1940 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Broiled Haddock, Sauce Robert, Beefsteak and Kidney Pie, and Sago Custard Pudding for dessert. This Bill of Fare was prepared for "Officers".

1947-09-19 Passenger Manifest for the RMS Queen Mary

1947-09-19 RMS Queen Mary Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 19 September 1947
  • Route: Southampton to New York
  • Commander: Commodore C. G. Illingworth, R.D., R.N.R.
Front Cover of 1949 Brochure on Tourist Class Accommodations on Cunard White Star Ships.

Cunard White Star Tourist Class on the "Big Four" - 1949

This 1949 booklet is your gangplank. Step aboard and see for yourself the spacious public rooms and tasteful cabins wherein relaxation and recreation are the rules of the day. Tourist Class on the "Big Four" of the Cunard White Star Line -- Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Mauretania, and Britannic.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 23 December 1947

1947-12-23 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

This post war Christmas Season Bill of Fare was likely viewed by the many British war brides that made the voyage after the war to their new home and life in America. Bill of Fare featured Potage St. Germain, Grilled Fresh Herrings with Mustard Sauce, Tenderloin Hamburger Steak with Garmi Saratoga Potatoes and Compote de Fruits.

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Queen Mary Cabin Passenger List - 28 January 1950.

1950-01-28 RMS Queen Mary Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 28 January 1950
  • Route: New York to Southampton via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain G. E. Cove
Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Queen Mary Tourist Passenger List - 8 February 1950.

1950-02-10 RMS Queen Mary Passenger List Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 8 February 1950
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain G. E. Cove
Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Queen Mary Tourist Passenger List - 7 October 1950.

1950-10-07 RMS Queen Mary Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 7 October 1950
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Dixon
Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Queen Mary Tourist Passenger List - 14 October 1950.

1950-10-14 RMS Queen Mary Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 14 October 1950
  • Route: New York to Southampton via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Dixon
Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 12 May 1951

1951-05-12 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 12 May 1951 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard White Star Line featured Supreme of Halibut, Cardinal, Medaillon of Veal, Milanaise, and Plum Pudding, Rum Sauce for dessert.

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Queen Mary Tourist Passenger List - 15 August 1951.

1951-08-15 RMS Queen Mary Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 15 August 1951
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain R. G. Thelwell, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
Front Cover, Program of Events for Friday, 6 June 1952 on Board the RMS Queen Mary.

1952-06-06 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Daily program of social events onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured several notices related to the Rotarians, Lions International, Kiwanis, US Customs - Landing Cards and Baggage Declarations, and a table tennis tournament. Other events were listed for the day from 7:00 am swimming to 12:30 am dancing.

Front Cover, Program of Events for Saturday, 7 June 1952 on Board the RMS Queen Mary.

1952-06-07 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Social and Sporting Events Program for Saturday, 7 June 1952 onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line. Cabin Class passengers have many options, including swimming, movies, Rotarian, Lions International, and Kiwanis meetings, concerts, news broadcasts, dancing, and more.

Front Cover, Program of Events for Sunday, 8 June 1952 on Board the RMS Queen Mary.

1952-06-08 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Cabin Class Program of Events for Sunday, 8 June 1952 onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line. Scheduled activities included a table tennis tournament, "Age Please" competition, movies, swimming gala, news broadcasts, concerts, horse races, dancing, and more.

Front Cover, Program of Events for Monday, 9 June 1952 on Board the RMS Queen Mary.

1952-06-09 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Daily Events Program for Monday, 9 June 1952 onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured a listing of "Competition Winners," along with events such as movies, concerts, news broadcasts, and dancing.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 12 June 1952

1952-06-12 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 12 June 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Savory Lamb and Vegetable Stew, Baked Pork and Boston Beans, and Rice Custard Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 15 June 1952

1952-06-15 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 15 June 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Roast Loin of Pork, Savory and Apple Sauce, Filets of Haddock, Mornay, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.

Breakfast Bill of Fare Card, RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Line, June 1952

1952-06-16 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

1952 Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line offered standard American breakfast fare and treasures like Sauté of Kidney and Finnan Haddie in Milk.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 19 June 1952

1952-06-19 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Thursday, 19 June 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard White Star Line featured Suprême of Turbot, Véronique, Pigeon en Cocotte, Polonaise, and Pineapple Soufflé for dessert.

Front Cover - RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 11 August 1952

1952-08-11 RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 11 August 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Baked Bradenham Ham, Florentine, Roast Stuffed Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Orange Pudding for dessert. This Bill of Fare included "Yearbook" style autographs and well wishies from fellow passengers.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 12 August 1952

1952-08-12 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 12 August 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Grilled Fillet of Cod, Herb Butter, Lamb Chop and Saratogas, and Macédoine of Fruit for dessert.

Front Side, Cunard Line Tourist Class Passage Ticket for Passage on the SS Queen Mary, Departing from New York for Southampton Dated 7 February 1953.

1953-02-07 Tourist Class Passage Ticket -- New York to Southampton -- SS Queen Mary

Tourist Class passage ticket on the Cunard Line SS Queen Mary, sailing from New York for Southampton on 7 February 1953 on Pier 90, North River where passengers embarked between 8:30 and 11:30 am for this voyage.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 15 March 1953

1953-03-15 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 15 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Sirloin Steak, Sauce Choron, Ham Slice, Glazed Pineapple, and Soufflé Printanier for dessert.

Front Cover, Program of Events for Saturday, 28 March 1953 on Board the RMS Queen Mary.

1953-03-28 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Tourist Class Events Program for Saturday, 28 March 1953 onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line. Content included notices of meetings, passenger declaration forms, and event proposals. Listed events included movies, concerts, lifeboat drill, news broadcasts, and dancing.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 28 March 1953

1953-03-28 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 28 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Poached Turbot. Sauce Riche, Braised Calf's Sweetbreads, St. Cloud, and Charlotte Russe for dessert.

Front Cover, Program of Events for Sunday, 29 March 1953 on Board the RMS Queen Mary.

1953-03-29 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Tourist Class Program of Events for Sunday, 28 Mary 1953 onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line provided a listing of upcoming meetings, British immigration inspections, and anticipated events. It also listed activities for the day, including sports competitions, movies, concerts, news broadcasts, horse racing, and dancing.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 29 March 1953

1953-03-29 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 29 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Fillet of Whiting, Orly, Frankfurter Sausage and Sauerkraut, and Lemon Chiffon Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 29 March 1953

1953-03-29 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 29 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Poached Fillet of Plaice, Sauce Vin Blanc, Veal and Ham Croquettes. Périgourdine, and Almond Sponge Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, Program of Events for Monday, 30 March 1953 on Board the RMS Queen Mary.

1953-03-30 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Tourist Class Events Program for Monday, 30 March 1953 onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line listing meetings, instructions for British immigration inspection process, and upcoming competitions. Other activities included movies, concerts, news broadcasts, KENO Bingo, and Dancing.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 30 March 1953

1953-03-30 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 30 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Roast Stuffed Shoulder of Veal, Portugaise, Braised Ox Tail with Vegetables, and Blueberry and Apple Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 30 March 1953

1953-03-30 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 30 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Fried Fillet of Flounder and Lemon, Calf's Head, Vinaigrette, and Peach Shortcake for dessert.

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 31 March 1953

1953-03-31 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from Tuesday, 31 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Scotch Minced Collops, Buckwheat and Griddle Cakes, and Fried, Turned, and Poached Eggs.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 31 March 1953

1953-03-31 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 31 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Boiled Flat Ribs of Beef, Française, Filets of Cod, Grenobloise, and Cherry Flan for dessert.

Front Cover - RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 1 April 1953

1953-04-01 RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 1 April 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Suprême of Turbot, Arlequin, Velouté Agnès Sorel, and Peach Melba for dessert. A page of autographs from fellow passengers was included.

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card 2 April 1953

1953-04-02 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 2 April 1953 featured Finnam Haddie in Milk, Broiled Breakfast Bacon and Chipped Beef in Cream, and Buckwheat and Griddle Cakes

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 2 April 1953

1953-04-02 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 2 April 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Fillet of Lemon Sole, Meunière, Corned Round and Brisket of Beef with Dumplings, and Rice Custard Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 11 June 1953

1953-06-11 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 11 June 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Spaghetti al Sugo, Grilled Cod, Maître d’Hôtel, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

 

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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