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Vintage Menus of the Anchor Line

First Cabin Dining Room on the Anchor Line circa 1912

First Cabin Dining Room on the Anchor Line circa 1912

The transatlantic voyages of the Anchor Line typically operated beween Glasgow, Scotland and New York with stops in Moville, Liverpool, Queenstown (Cobh), and Halifax N.S.

Breakfast Menus

TSS California Breakfast Menu Postcard 10 August 1908

TSS California - 10 August 1908

Vintage Breakfast Menu Postcard from 10 August 1908 on board the TSS California of the Anchor Line that featured a limited selection including Halibut Steaks, Stewed Sausages and Mashed Potatoes, and Irish Stew. The attached postcard featured views of the Twin Screw Steamship (TSS) "California", and Dunfermline Abbey in Scotland.

TSS California Breakfast Menu Card 1 June 1930

TSS California - 1 June 1930

Breakfast Menu Card On Board the TSS Calfornia of the Anchor Line for Sunday, 1 June 1930 featuring traditional breakfast choices and Suate of Ox Kidney, Fried Smelts and Kippered Herring.

Dinner Menus

Menu Card from the Anchor Line TSS Caledonia Second Cabin Dinner Menu, 1910

SS Caledonia - 9 June 1910

Vintage Second Cabin Dinner Menu Card from 9 June 1910 on board the TSS Caledonia of the Anchor Line featured Boiled Halibut, Hollandaise Sauce, Roast Sirloin of Beef, Baked Potatoes, and Plum Pudding, Brandy Sauce for dessert.

Front Cover, TSS California Dinner Menu - 24 February 1931

1931-02-24 TSS California Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Menu Card from Date on board the TSS California of the Anchor Line featured Boiled Salmon, Sauce Riche, Fried Fillet of Flounder, Sauce Tartare, and Soufflé Pudding, Chamois for dessert. Events for the Evening were included with the menu.

Special Occasion Menus

Menu Card - Dinner Menu SS Caledonia 4 July 1905

SS Caledonia Independence Day - 4 July 1905

Fourth of July Menu from the SS Caledonia of the Anchor Line featured Green Turtle Soup, Mutton Cutlets à la Deplomate and Pudding à la Republic, Sherry Sauce.

Menu Card, Dinner Menu, Anchor Line RMS Cameronia - 1922

RMS Cameronia Royal Romance - 28 February 1922

Combination of a Menu and Souvenir of the Royal Wedding in this beautifully preserved dinner menu from 28 February 1922. The Cameronia was on a Westbound Voyage from Liverpool that arrived in New York on 8 March 1922.

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu, RMS Transylvania, Anchor Line, 14 February 1927 - Front Cover

RMS Transylvania Valentine's Day - 14 February 1927

Large Format elaborate Saint Valentine's Day Dinner Menu from a 1927 Mediterranean Cruise on the RMS Transylvania of the Anchor Line. Featured menu items included Prime Rib and Sirloin of Beef, Corned Ox Tongue, and Roast Gigot of Mutton.

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.

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