Vintage Menus of the American Line
Grand Dining Room on the S.S. St. Louis and the S.S. St. Paul
Voyages of the American Line, a Steamship Company of the International Mercantile Marine Company, covered the transatlantic routes between the ports of Southampton and New York, Liverpool and Philadelphia and calling on Cherbourg, Queenstown (Cobh) and sometimes Plymouth.
Vintage Luncheon Menu from 21 November 1908 on board the SS Haverford of the American Line. featured Curried Lamb à la Madras, Stewed Rump Steak, and Cocoanut, Custard Tart for dessert.
Special Occasion Menus
This rare fourth of July Menu from the SS Noordland of the American Line featured Broiled Chicken. Maryland Style and Petits Fillets Mignonne's. The complete lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner were printed on the bask side of the menu.
Vintage Menus from the GG Archives collection are representative of the menus, typically printed on board each steamship during the voyage onto a blank pre-printed graphic cover. The bill of fares was intended as souvenirs of the journey and provided to each passenger for that class (First, Second, Third, Tourist, etc.). Many survive today as delightful displays of gourmet meals served in elegant dining saloons on the ocean liners of yesteryear.