1930 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1930 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 Cover, SS Resolute Swedish Luncheon Bill of Fare - 1930s

1930s SS Resolute Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from the 1930s on board the SS Resolute of the Hamburg-America Line featured Original Cold Fishes, Swedish Style, Small Tenderloin Steak with Smothered Onions, and Caramel Cream or Apple Pie for dessert. Bill of Fare printed in German, Swedish, and English.

Front Cover, Valentine's Day Dinner Menu, RMS Franconia, Cunard Line, 14 February 1930

1930-02-14 RMS Franconia Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

A very elegant Valentine's Day Dinner Bill of Fare prepared onboard the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Fillets of Sole, Boiled Salmon, Mousse de Volaille and Tournedos on this Thos. Cook & Son World Cruise in 1930.

Front Cover, SS Europa Luncheon Bill of Fare - 18 April 1930

1930-04-18 SS Europa Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 18 April 1930 on board the SS Europa of the Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd) featured Omelette, Hollandaise, German Pancake, and Cannelons Chantilly for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Scythia Dinner Bill of Fare - 20 May 1930

1930-05-20 RMS Scythia Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 20 May 1930 on board the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line featured Poached Sea Bass Capetienne, Roast Turkey Cranberry Sauce, and Vanilla Bavaroise for dessert. Original Owner inserted photograph of the RMS Scythia on cover of Menu.

TSS California Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 1 June 1930

1930-06-01 TSS California Breakfast Menu Card

Breakfast Bill of Fare Card for Sunday, 1 June 1930 featured traditional breakfast choices and Suate of Ox Kidney, Fried Smelts and Kippered Herring.

Front Cover, Luncheon Menu, on the SS Stuttgart of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North Georgia Lloyd, Thursday, 12 June 1930.

1930-06-12 SS Stuttgart Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Menu from 12 June 1930 on board the SS Stuttgart of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North Georgia Lloyd featured Cassel Sm. Ribs of Pork, Fried Flounder, Potato Salad, and Orange Blossom Tartlet for dessert.

New York Skyline on the Front Cover, Dinner Menu, on the SS Stuttgart of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd, Thursday, 12 June 1930.

1930-06-12 SS Stuttgart Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu from 12 June 1930 on board the SS Stuttgart of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd featured Boiled Striped Bass, Roast Vierland Duck, and Vanilla Ice Cream, Sponge Pastry for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Europa Luncheon Bill of Fare - 18 June 1930

1930-06-18 SS Europa Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 18 June 1930 on board the SS Europa of the Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd) featured Larded Calf’s Liver, Lyonnaise Potatoes, Emma Salad, Braised Jarrets of Lamb Bourgeoise, and Rhubarb Tart for dessert.

Front Cover, Special Dinner - Guests of the Captain, on the TSS Toloa of the Great White Fleet, Sunday, 13 July 1930.

1930-07-13 TSS Toloa Special Dinner - Guests of the Captain

Vintage Special Dinner - Guests of the Captain from 13 July 1930 on board the TSS Toloa of the Great White Fleet featured Broiled Striped Bass, Fillet Mignon a l'Alsarienne, and Peach Melba for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Ascania Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 19 July 1930

1930-07-19 RMS Ascania Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 19 July 1930 on board the RMS Ascania of the Cunard Line featured Boiled Salmon, Sauce Hollandaise, Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Victoria Pudding for dessert.

Farewell Dinner Menu, SS Dutchess of Athol, Canadian Pacific, 12 August 1930, Tourist Third Class

1930-08-12 SS Duchess of Atholl Farewell Dinner Menu Card

Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare Card from the SS Duchess of Atholl of the Canadian Pacific for Tuesday, 12 August 1930 Tourist Third Cabin Passengers. Bill of Fare featured Fillet of Whiting, Salmi of Duckling and Prime Roast Beef.

Menu Card, SS Nieuw Amsterdam Luncheon Bill of Fare Card - 15 August 1930

1930-08-15 SS Nieuw Amsterdam Luncheon Menu

Vintage Tourist Cabin Luncheon Bill of Fare from 15 August 1930 on board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland America Line featured Ballotine of Veal Glacé, Rice Soup Creole, and Apple Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Berengaria Dinner Bill of Fare - 16 August 1930

1930-08-16 RMS Berengaria Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 16 August 1930 on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line featured Boiled Halibut—Sauce Duglere, Roast Haunch of Mutton—Onion Sauce, and Diplomat Pudding for dessert.

Menu Cover

1930-08-18 SS Bremen à la Carte Luncheon Menu

Extensive à la Carte Bill of Fare from the North German Line steamship SS Bremen features Hors d'Œuvress, Cold Dishes, Soups, Eggs, Fish, Entrées, Salads, Vegetables, Potatoes, Sweets and Ice Cream. The Specials of the day was Veal Cutlet Mazarin and Chicken Pot-Pie Américane.

Front Cover, RMS Athenia Dinner Bill of Fare - 21 August 1930

1930-08-21 RMS Athenia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 21 August 1930 on board the RMS Athenia of the Anchor-Donaldson Line featured Boiled Salmon, Cucumber Tartare, Bouchées de Homard, and Plum Pudding-Brandy & Hard Sauce for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Berengaria Luncheon Bill of Fare - 22 August 1930

1930-08-22 RMS Berengaria Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 22 August 1930 on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line featured Corned Brisket of Beef and Dumplings , Stewed Veal—Jardinière, and Apple Pie for dessert.

RMS Athenia Dinner Bill of Fare Card - 23 August 1930

1930-08-23 RMS Athenia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Saturday, 23 August 1930 on board the RMS Athenia of the Anchor-Donaldson Line featured Shoulder & Haunch of Mutton—Red Currant Jelly, Roast Duckling—Savory & Apple Sauce, and Bachelor Pudding for dessert.

RMS Athenia Dinner Menu Card - 24 August 1930

1930-08-24 RMS Athenia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Sunday, 24 August 1930 on board the RMS Athenia of the Anchor-Donaldson Line featured Prime Ribs & Sirloin of Beef — Yorkshire Pudding, Quarters of Lamb - Mint Sauce, and Plum Pudding-Brandy & Hard Sauce for dessert.

RMS Athenia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 29 August 1930

1930-08-29 RMS Athenia Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 29 August 1930 featured Arbroath Smokies, Broiled Weakfish, and Shirred Eggs and Roquefort.

Front Cover, Dinner Menu, on the SS Seydlitz of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd, Saturday, 6 September 1930.

1930-09-06 SS Seydlitz Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu from 6 September 1930 on board the SS Seydlitz of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd featured Filet Mignon, French Fried Potatoes, Ham in Burgundy, and Strawberry Ice-Cream with Wafers for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Scythia Breakfast Bill of Fare 24 September 1930

1930-09-24 RMS Scythia Breakfast Menu

Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Breakfast Bill of Fare from 24 September 1930 on board the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line featured Broiled Wiltshire, Danish and American Bacon, Bonny Boy Toasted Oats, and Buckwheat Cakes.

Breakfast Menu Card, on the SS Stattgart of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd, Sunday, 28 September 1930.

1930-09-28 SS Stattgart Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 28 September 1930 on board the SS Stattgart of the Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd featured Omelette Bergère, Fried Eggs Meyerbeer, and Lamb Hash with Green Pepper.

Front Cover, Get-Together Dinner Menu, on the SS Stuttgart of the North German Lloyd, Sunday, 28 September 1930.

1930-09-28 SS Stuttgart Get-Together Dinner Menu

Vintage Get-Together Dinner Menu from 28 September 1930 on board the SS Stuttgart of the North German Lloyd featured Grilled Rhine Salmon, Larded Tenderloin of Beef with Gravy, and Frankfort Pudding, Claret Sauce for dessert.

Dinner Menu, SS President Jackson, American Mail Line, 27 October 1930

1930-10-27 SS President Jackson Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 27 October 1930 on board the SS President Jackson of the American Mail Line featured Poached Black Cod, Normande Sauce, Prime Ribs of Beef au Jus with Browned Potatoes, and Cottage Pudding, Lemon Sauce for dessert. The back of the Bill of Fare includes a route map for the ships of the American Mail Line.

 

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