1928 Vintage Menus
Vintage menus for 1928 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.
Vintage Gala Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 27 January 1928 on board the White Star Line SS Laurentic features gala selections for that era including Salmon `'rout, Bercy, Prawns a l'Indienne and Vermont Turkey.
Lunch Bill of Fare from Cabin Class for the 31 March 1928 Westbound Voyage of the Minnekahda from London to New York. Featured items included Grilled Fresh Haddock, Veal and Ham Pie, and Rice Custard Pudding for dessert.
This is a Breakfast Bill of Fare from Cabin Class for the 2 April 1928 Westbound Voyage on board the SS Minnekahda of the Atlantic Transport Line, from London to New York. Includes some wonderful selections from that era like Devilled Mutton Kidneys and Minced Lamb on Toast.
Vintage Cabin Class Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Sunday, 31 March 1928 on board the SS Minnekahda of the Atlantic Transport Line featured Poached Fresh Codfish, Cream Sauce, Sauté of Duckling aux Navets, and Orange Tartlets for dessert.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 10 May 1928 on board the SS Leviathan of the United States Lines featured Reindeer Steak, Poivrade, Plovers à la Souvaroff, and Soufflé Confiture for dessert.
Elaborate Private Party Dinner Menu on board the Flagship of the United States Lines, the SS Leviathan. This Sunday Dinner hosted by Mr. S. B. Applebaum featured Filet of Sole and Roast Vermont Turkey with Crème Dame Blanche. This four-page menu was bound by an elegant Red, White and Blue striped and tasseled string.
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 15 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line features passenger annotated Bill of Fare selections offering Chicken Okra, Poached Kingfish, Homard, and Delaware Pudding. The reverse side has the Delaware Pudding recipe ingredients written out by the ship's chef.
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Postcard from 17 June 1928 on board the SS Albertic of the White Star Line features Broiled Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce and Consommé Cloiseul with Chancellor Pudding for Desert. The reverse side contained the Bill of Fare and Postcard (postally unused).
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Monday, 18 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line featured Poached Halibut, Trouvillaise, Fore and Hind Quarters of Lamb, Mint Sauce, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 19 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic featured an image of a French Frigate of the Olden Times. Bill of Fare selections included Cream Argenteuil, Poached Brill, Shrimp Sauce, and Chocolate Pudding for dessert.
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Wednesday, 20 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line. The Bill of Fare featured Cream Valencienne, Poached Turbot, Sauce Homard, and Bermuda Pudding for dessert.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare Post Card from 30 June 1928 on board the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line featured Fried Filet of Perch Pike, Roast Duckling, and Mixed Ice Cream for dessert.
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 29 July 1928 on board the SS Karlsruhe of the North German Lloyd featured Fried English Sole, Potato Salad with Mayonnaise, Glazed Saddle of Veal, and Rice Pudding, Strawberry Sauce for dessert. Printed in German and English, the Bill of Fare included a Music Program and an announcement of a Moving Picture show later that evening.