SS President Harding Breakfast Menu Card 8 April 1934
Colorful Breakfast Menu Card From Sunday, 8 April 1934 on 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. Bill of Fare Included Fleischmann's Yeast Cake, H-O. Oats, Force Cereal, Scrambled Eggs With Mushrooms or Plain, and Minced Lamb With Green Peppers. GGA Image ID # 154e65360c
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. Before 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.
- 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
- Assorted Rolls
- Graham Crackers
- Assorted Jams
Reverse Side of Menu
A Daily Diary Entry for a Third Class Passenger, Written on the Backside of a Vintage Breakfast Menu Card From Sunday, 8 April 1934 Onboard the SS President Harding of the United States Lines. GGA Image ID # 1577c84a62
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 1) and "The Bread of her Father" by Van Zandt Whruler.