SS Noordland Independence Day Dinner Menu - 4 July 1908
This rare fourth of July Menu from the SS Noordland of the American Line featured Broiled Chicken. Maryland Style and Petits Fillets Mignons. The complete lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner were printed on the bask side of the menu.
- Little Neck Clams
- Potage à la Lafayette
- Kennebec Salmon
- Cucumbers, Sauce Columbia
- Broiled Chicken, Maryland Style
- Petits Filet Mignons
- Sauce Roosevelt Asparagus en Branches Mouseline
- Baked York Ham, Madeira Sauce
- Roast Quarter of Spring Lamb, Mint Sauce
- Roast Philadelphia Turkey, Cranberry Sauce
- Lettuce, Mayonnaise
- Boiled, Baked, and Duchesse Potatoes
- Green Peas
- Fried Egg Plant
- Martha Washington Pudding
- Yorktown Cream Cakes
- Gooseberry Pie Liberty
- Bell Sandwiches
- Ice Cream, Neapolitaine
- Cheese Crackers
Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro* the perilous light.
O’er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming ? And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Oil, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen thro’ the mists of the deep,
Where the foes haughty host in dread silence reposes. What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep.
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleani of the morning's first beam.
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream :
'Tis the star-spangled banner: oh, long may it wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Oh, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and wild war's desolation,
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land Praise the pow'i that has made and preserv'd us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.