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SS President Harding Breakfast Menu Card 8 April 1934

Breakfast Menu Card, SS President Harding, United States Lines, April 1934, Third Class

Colorful breakfast menu card from the SS President Harding of the United States Lines offered a Third Cabin viewpoint through the passenger's diary of the day written on the back of the menu.

1934-04-08 Breakfast Menu Card - President Harding (Third Cabin)


THIRD CABIN Sunday, April 8, 1934


  • Oranges
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Stewed Rhubarb
  • Stewed Prunes

  • Fleischmann's Yeast Cake

  • Fried Fillet of Bass, Lemon Butter

  • Boiled Eggs
  • Fried Eggs
  • Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms or Plain

  • American Breakfast Bacon
  • Yorkshire Ham

  • Minced Lamb with Green Peppers
  • Sauté Potatoes

  • COLD:
    • Salami
    • Cervelat

  • Muffins
  • Bread
  • Assorted Rolls
  • Buns
  • Graham Crackers

  • Assorted Jams
  • Marmalade

Morning Diary from a passenger, written on back of menu card.

Passenger Diary

Sunday, Apr. 8th -

The sea - blue = green - quite a swell and the boat rolls but the sun is shinning beautifully, and the blue-green sea is but a reflection of the sky overhead, so the weather makes one forget the roll. Played shuffle-board and lost. Also played bridge all morning and won? Somehting wrong!

Some are out today for the first time and a couple of ladies are not out yet.

Read "Face Cards" - Carolyn Wells (Note 2) and "The Bread of her Father" by Van Zandt Whruler.

Note 1: Force, first produced in 1901 by Force Food Company, one of three American companies owned by Edward Ellsworth and advertised using a popular cartoon figure called Sunny Jim, was the first commercially successful wheat flake cereal. Prior to this, the only successful wheat-based cereal products had been Shredded Wheat and the hot semolina cereal, Cream of Wheat. The product was cheap to produce and kept well on store shelves.

Note 2: Face Cards written by Carolyn Wells Houghton (1862-1942) Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London 1925, Hardcover, 334 pages

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