1933 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1933 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.

Cover, SS Hamburg Luncheon Bill of Fare Card - 2 July 1933

1933-07-02 SS Hamburg Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 2 July 1933 on board the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg-Amerika Linie featured Philadelphia Pepper Pot, Roast High Rib, and Viennese Makronentorte for dessert.

Menu Cover for the Main Meal on board the SS Hamburg, July 1933

1933-07-02 SS Hamburg Dinner Menu

Vintage Main Meal Bill of Fare from 2 July 1933 on board the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line featured Philadelphia Pepper Pot, Steckrübenmus - German Style Ribs, and Vienna's macro-cake for dessert. In German with English Translation.

Menu Card, SS Washington Luncheon Bill of Fare - 6 July 1933

1933-07-06 SS Washington Luncheon Menu

Expansive luncheon Bill of Fare selections make this Tourist Cabin Luncheon a feast for the passenges. The Bill of Fare features a chef's special consisting of Home Cured Corned Beef and Steamed Green Cabbage, Boiled New Bermuda Potatoes & Bran Biscuit.

Menu Cover, Dinner Menu, RMS Franconia, August 1933, Cunard Line

1933-08-09 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Exceptional cover graphics define this Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from 9 August 1933 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line that featured Hot and Cold Consomme, Roast Turkey, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert. While the Bill of Fare selections were limited, the variety show featured artists from Ziegfield Follies, R.K.O. Vauderville and Beaux Arts Club.

Front Cover, Pirate Farewell Dinner Menu, RMS Franconia, Cunard Line, September 1933

1933-09-06 RMS Franconia Farewell Dinner Menu

The "Pirate" Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from the Depression Era Cunard Line Franconia featured Tournedos -- Tourangelle, Calf's Head, Prime Sirloin & Ribs of Beef, and Roast Quail.

Front Cover, SS Montcalm Carnival Dinner Bill of Fare - 18 September 1933

1933-09-18 SS Montcalm Carnival Dinner Menu

Vintage Carnival Dinner Bill of Fare from 18 September 1933 on board the SS Montcalm of the Canadian Pacific CPOS featured Poached Turbot, Hollandaise Sauce, Prime Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 21 September 1933

1933-09-21 SS Bremen Breakfast Menu Card

Tourist Class Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from North German Lloyd on the SS Bremen for Thursday, 21 September 1933. Written in German and English, the meal featured Fruit, Juices, Cereal, Eggs, Hash, Ham, Bacon and Fried Potatoes.

Front Cover, RMS Aquitania Dinner Bill of Fare - 7 November 1933

1933-11-07 RMS Aquitania Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 7 November 1933 on board the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line featured Boiled Codfish -- Oyster Sauce, Croquettes of Veal and Ham, and Plum Pudding for dessert. Two Pages of autographs accompanied this Menu.

Front Cover, SS Washington Dinner Bill of Fare - 22 November 1933

1933-11-22 SS Washington Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 22 November 1933 on board the SS Washington of the United States Lines featured Veal Tenderloin, Mouquin Style, Vichied Loin of Pork, Périgord Sauce, and Fruit Jell-O, Whipped Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, Dinner Menu, Tourist Cabin Class on the SS Washington of the United States Lines, Friday, 24 November 1933.

1933-11-24 SS Washington Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Cabin Class Dinner Menu from 24 November 1933 on board the SS Washington of the United States Lines featured Tournedo with Sauce Madeira, Prime Ribs of Beef au Jus, and Neopolitan Ice Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Washington Dinner Menu - 25 November 1933

1933-11-25 SS Washington Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Cabin Dinner Bill of Fare from 25 November 1933 featured Boiled Red Snapper, Sauce Américaine, Double Entrecôte, Lyonnaise, and Tutti Frutti Ice Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, Farewell Dinner Menu, Tourist Cabin Class on the SS Washington of the United States Lines, Sunday, 26 November 1933.

1933-11-26 SS Washington Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Cabin Farewell Dinner Menu from 26 November 1933 on board the SS Washington of the United States Lines featured Smoked Ox Tongue with Sauce Florentine, Prime Ribs of Beef au Jus, and Plum Pudding with Sabayon Sauce for dessert.

Front Cover, Private Dinner Menu & Dance, Masonic Masters and Wardens on the SS Washington 1933

1933-12-13 SS Washington Private Dinner Menu & Dance

Vintage Private Dinner Menu & Dance from 13 December 1933 on board the SS Washington of the United States Lines featured Bluefish au Four with Cardinale, Filet Mignon à l'Alsatienne, and Cup aux Fraises for dessert.

 

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