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Vintage Menus of the RMSP

First Class Dining Room - RMSP Steamship circa 1921

First Class Dining Room - RMSP Steamship circa 1921

The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company provided transatlantic passenger services to and from Hamburg, Cherbourg, Southampton and New York and on occasion Quebec.

From the date of the Inauguration of the line, in September, 1839, the vessels of the company have been remarkable for the grace of the design upon which they have been constructed, while, keeping In advance of the times, the "A" and "D" steamers of the R. M. S. P. have In recent years become a household word for "Luxury Afloat."

Dinner Menus

Front Cover - SS Orca Farewell Dinner Menu - 8 August 1926

SS Orca - 8 August 1926

Vintage Student-Tourist Saloon Farewell Dinner Menu and Music Program from 8 August 1926 on board the SS Orca of the RMSP featured Poached Halibut, Oyster Sauce, Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, and Vanilla Blancmange and Fruit for dessert.

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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