Cunard Line Ephemera 1939-1947

The GG Archives has extensive holdings in Cunard Line Ephemera from the 1880s through 2004. This Index covers the Years 1939-1947; the Collections include Passenger Lists, Steamship Tickets, Brochures, Menus, Periodicals, Books, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Other Ephemera.

The Cunard Line's main services—New York-Southampton; New York-Liverpool; New York-London; New York-Bristol; Baltimore- Bristol: New York-Mediterranean; New York-Antwerp; New York-Rotterdam; Boston-Liverpool; Boston-London; Boston-Glasgow; Philadelphia-Bristol; Philadelphia-London; Montreal-Falmouth-London; Montreal-Bristol; U. K.- Mediterranean; U. K.-Levant and Black Sea; U. K.-French Ports.

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 22 April 1939 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

1939-04-22 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 22 April 1939
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.
Front Cover, RMS Lancastria Dinner Bill of Fare - 7 May 1939

1939-05-07 RMS Lancastria Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Sunday, 7 May 1939 featured Fried Chicken, Honey Glazed Pineapple, Grenadins of Veal with Noodles, and Fresh Pears Flambés for dessert.

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 17 May 1939 from New York to Southampton via Cherbourg

1939-05-17 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 17 May 1939
  • Route: New York to Southampton via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commanded by Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.
RMS Aquitania 7 June 1939

1939-06-07 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 7 June 1939
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R
RMS Queen Mary 12 July 1939

1939-07-12 RMS Queen Mary Passenger List

  • 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
Front Cover of a Cruise Passenger List from the SS Carinthia of the Cunard Line, Departing 25 July 1939 from New York to Quebec, Gaspé, and Halifax and returning to New York

1939-07-25 SS Carinthia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cruise
  • Date of Departure: 25 July 1939
  • Route: New York to Quebec, Gaspé, and Halifax and returning to New York
  • Commander: Captain W. C. Battle, D.S.C., R.D., R.N.R.
Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line, Departing 19 August 1939 from Liverpool to New York and Boston via Belfast and Greenock

1939-08-19 RMS Franconia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 August 1939
  • Route: Liverpool to New York and Boston via Belfast and Greenock
  • Commander: Commanded by Captain P. A. Murchie, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
RMS Aquitania 9 September 1939

1939-09-09 RMS Aquitania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 9 September 1939
  • Route: Southampton to New York
  • Commander: Captain George Gibbons

1940-12-26 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 26 December 1940 featured Broiled Haddock, Sauce Robert, Beefsteak and Kidney Pie, and Sago Custard Pudding for dessert. This Bill of Fare was prepared for "Officers".

1947-02-13 RMS Queen Elizabeth

1947-02-13 RMS Queen Elizabeth Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 13 February 1947
  • Route: Southampton to New York
  • Commander: Captain C. M. Ford, C.B.E., R.D., R.N.R
1947-05-24 RMS Queen Elizabeth

1947-05-24 RMS Queen Elizabeth Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 24 May 1947
  • Route: New York to Southampton
  • Commander: Captain C. G. Illingworth, R.D., R.N.R
1947-09-11 RMS Queen Elizabeth

1947-09-11 RMS Queen Elizabeth Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 11 September 1947
  • Route: Southampton to New York
  • Commander: Captain J. D. Snow, R.D., R.N.R
1947-09-19 RMS Queen Mary

1947-09-19 RMS Queen Mary Passenger List

  • 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
1947-09-25 RMS Media

1947-09-25 RMS Media Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 25 September 1947
  • Route: Liverpool to New York
  • Commander: Captain R. G. Thelwell, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R
Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the RMS Mauretania of the Cunard Line, Departing 14 October 1947 from Southampton to New York Via Cherbourg

1947-10-14 RMS Mauretania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 October 1947
  • Route: Southampton to New York Via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain R. B. G. Woollatt, R.D., R.N.R.
Front Cover, RMS Mauretania Luncheon Bill of Fare - 17 October 1947

1947-10-17 RMS Mauretania Luncheon Menu

Exquisite Bill of Fare from 17 October 1947 featured Braised Ox Tail, Jardinière, Breaded Escalope of Veal with Cole Slaw, Guinea Chicken with Succotash, and Pineapple Crush Pie for Dessert, The elegant cover included a Portrait of James II after Sir Godfrey Kneller.

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

1947-12-23 RMS Queen Mary Christmas Themed Luncheon Menu

This post war Christmas Season Bill of Fare featured Potage St. Germain, Grilled Fresh Herrings with Mustard Sauce, Tenderloin Hamburger Steak with Garmi Saratoga Potatoes and Compote de Fruits.

 

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