1934 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1934 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.

Easter Dinner Menu, RMS Mauretania, Cunard Line, 1934

1934-04-01 RMS Mauretania Easter Dinner Menu

Beautiful graphic cover provides an entryway to an exceptional and extensive Bill of Fare for this Au Revoir Easter Dinner onboard the Mauretania. Entrées included Fresh Turtle Steaks, Sirloin Steaks Chasseur and Roast Quarter of Lamb.

SS President Harding Dinner Bill of Fare Card - 7 April 1934

1934-04-07 SS President Harding Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Saturday, 7 April 1934 on board the SS President Harding of the United States Lines featured Calf’s Head en Tortue, Baked Mackerel, Mexicaine, and FeaturedDessert for dessert. The reverse side contained weather notations by the passengers.

Breakfast Bill of Fare Card, SS President Harding, United States Lines, April 1934, Third Class

1934-04-08 SS President Harding Breakfast Menu Card

Colorful breakfast Bill of Fare card from the SS President Harding offered a Third Cabin viewpoint through the passenger's diary of the day written on the back of the menu.

Menu Card, SS President Harding Luncheon Bill of Fare Card - 10 April 1934

1934-04-10 SS President Harding Luncheon Menu

Vintage Third Cabin Luncheon Menu from 10 April 1934 on board the SS President Harding of the United States Lines featured Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Fermière, Irish Lamb Stew, and Bon Bon Biscuits for dessert. Reverse Side contained personal notes from the passenger regarding voyage.

Front Cover, SS President Harding Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 12 April 1934

1934-04-12 SS President Harding Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 12 April 1934 on board the SS President Harding of the United States Lines featured Fried Plaice, Meunière, Baked Irish Ham, and Neapolitan Ice Cream for dessert. The Bill of Fare included the Credo for the United States Lines.

SS President Harding Breakfast Menu Card 13 April 1934

1934-04-13 SS President Harding Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Third Cabin Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 13 April 1934 featured Salt Mackerel, Clear Butter, Scrambled Eggs with Bacon or Plain, and Fried Country Sausage.

SS President Harding Dinner Menu Card - 13 April 1934

1934-04-13 SS President Harding Dinner Menu

Vintage Third Cabin Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Friday, 13 April 1934 featured Lamb Stew à la Bretonne, Roast Beef au Jus, and Chocolate Pudding, Vanilla Sauce for dessert.

Luncheon Bill of Fare Card, SS American Farmer, American Merchant Lines, 1934

1934-06-28 SS American Farmer Luncheon Menu

Luncheon Bill of Fare Card from 28 June 1934 on board the SS American Farmer of the American Merchant Lines featured Broiled Mackerel, Baked Pork and Beans, Braised Short Ribs of Beef and Boiled Ham.

Dinner Bill of Fare Card, SS American Farmer, American Merchant Lines, 1934

1934-06-29 SS American Farmer Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from the SS American Farmer of the American Merchant Lines featured Long Island Duckling, Spaghetti à la Caruso and Prime Rib of Beef with Chocolate Eclairs for dessert. Included handwritten substitution of Wax Beans for Broccoli in Cream.

Menu Card - Breakfast Bill of Fare Card, SS American Farmer, American Merchant Lines, 1934

1934-06-30 SS American Farmer Breakfast Menu Card

Rare Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 30 June 1934 featured a typical PassengerClass selections for that era offering Salmon Fish Cake, Grilled Yorkshire Ham, Chipped Smoked Beef in Cream, and Rice Griddle Cakes with Maple Syrup for dessert.

Front Cover of a Vintage Independence Day Third Class Dinner Menu from Wednesday, 4 July 1934 on board the RMS Statendam of the Holland-America Line

1934-07-04 SS Statendam Independence Day Dinner Menu

Vintage Independence Day Third Class Dinner Menu from Wednesday, 4 July 1934 on board the RMS Statendam of the Holland-America Line featured Stewed Codfish à la Rochambeau, Roast Aloyau of Beef à la Mount Vernon, and George Washington Cake for dessert.

Front Cover of a Vintage Third Class Farewell Dinner Menu from Thursday, 5 July 1934 on board the RMS Statendam of the Holland-America Line

1934-07-05 SS Statendam Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Third Class Farewell Dinner Menu from Thursday, 5 July 1934 on board the RMS Statendam of the Holland-America Line featured Suprême of Halibut Fecampoise, Braised Beef Bohémienne, and Génoise Cake for dessert

Menu Cover - Dinner Bill of Fare and Musical Program, USL SS Manhattan - July 1934

1934-07-24 SS Manhattan Dinner Menu

Elegant Vintage Second Cabin Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 24 July 1934 on board the SS Manhattan of the United States Lines featured Fresh Sole Sauté, Meunière - Potato Salad, Râgout Financière en Cassolette, Fleurons , and Soufflé Mercedes for dessert. The four page Bill of Fare included a Musical Program.

 

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