1926 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1926 in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenir breakfast, luncheon, dinner, daily, private party, special occasion, and specialty menus provided to the passengers during their voyage.

Many of these souvenir menus have disappeared over the years. Our collection contains a sampling of menus initially produced and printed by the steamship lines. They are often used to illustrate family history books for immigrants from this time. The menus are organized in date order.

Front, SS Bremen Daily Bill of Fare Postcard - 9 January 1926

1926-01-09 SS Bremen Daily Menu Postcard

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Postcard in German from 9 January 1926 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured Sautéed Liver, Spicy Sauce, Fried Potatoes for Breakfast, Roast Pork - Red Cabbage - Potato Sauce for Lunch, and Wiener Rostbraten, Princess Potatoes for Dinner. The reverse side is a postally unused postcard.

Front Cover, Luncheon Menu, January 1926, SS Berlin, North German Lloyd

1926-01-31 SS Berlin Luncheon Menu

Lunch Bill of Fare for Sunday, 31 January 1926 on board the SS Berlin of the Norddeutcher Lloyd. Featured item from the Bill of Fare included Corned Brisket Beef, White Cabbage with Bouillon Potatoes.

Front Cover, Luncheon Menu, February 1926, SS Berlin, North German Lloyd

1926-02-01 SS Berlin Luncheon Menu

Lunch Bill of Fare for Monday, 1 February 1926 Featured item from the Bill of Fare included Fried Home-made Sausage, Lentils German Style, and Mashed Potatoes.

Front Cover - SS Orca Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 8 August 1926

1926-08-08 SS Orca Farwell Dinner Menu

Vintage Student-Tourist Saloon Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare 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.

Front Cover - SS Oranje Nassau Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 22 August 1926

1926-08-22 SS Oranje Nassau Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare Post Card from 22 August 1926 on board the SS Oranje Nassau of the Royal Netherlands Steamship Company featured Suprême of Turbot à la Nantua, Leg of Roebuck à la Niçoise, and Fancy Cake for dessert.

Farewell Dinner Menu, RMS Berengaria 1926

1926-08-26 RMS Berengaria Farewell Dinner Menu

Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Thursday, August 26, 1926 the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line on a westbound voyage that arrived at New York the following day Photograph of the RMS Berengaria adorned the top Border.

Front Cover of a Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu from Sunday, 26 September 1926 on board the SS Leviathan of the United States Lines

1926-09-26 SS Leviathan Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu from Sunday, 26 September 1926 on board the SS Leviathan of the United States Lines featured Boiled Brook Trout, Sauce Niçoise, Boiled Potatoes, Roast Sirloin of Beef, Southern Style, and Pudding Milanaise, Strawberry Sauce for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Republic Captains FarewellDinner Bill of Fare - 3 October 1926

1926-10-03 SS Republic Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare and Music Program from 3 October 1926 on board the SS Republic of the United States Lines featured Filet of Solo à la Doria, Saddle of Lamb, Brabant, and Profiteroles Glacé au Chocolat for dessert. This beautifully scripted Bill of Fare also listed chief officers of the ship.

Front Side of a Vintage Welcome Dinner Postcard Menu from 9 October 1926

1926-10-09 SS President Harrison Welcome Dinner Postcard Menu

Vintage Welcome Dinner Postcard Menu from 9 October 1926 on board the SS President Harrison of the Dollar Steamship Line featured Breast of Guinea Chicken en Cocotte with Noodles Polonaise, Prime Ribs of Beef, au Jus, and Bavarois Religeuse for Dessert.

 

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