1935 Vintage Menus
Vintage menus for 1935 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 Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 16 February 1935 on board the SS President Jackson of the American Mail Line featured Poached Red Snapper, Mustard Sauce, Yeoung Chow Wor Mein, Canton Style, and Boston Cream Pie for dessert.
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 12 April 1935 on board the SS Manhattan of the United States Lines featured Fried Filet of Lemon Sole, Sauce Cavour, Stuffed Egg à la Parisienne - Fried Parsley, and Crêpes Parisienne for dessert. The Bill of Fare included a Musical Program.
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from 13 April 1935 on board the SS Manhattan of the United States Lines featured a very extensive selection including Lobster à la Newburg, Chester Straws, Fresh Ox Tongue, Sauce Polonaise, and Cheese Soufflé for dessert. A musical program accompanied this Menu.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 20 April 1935 on board the SS Georgic of the Cunard White Star Line featured Fricandelles à l’Allemande, Tournedos of Beef, St. Laurent, and Pouding Wilhelmina for dessert.
Date: Easter Sunday, April 21, 1935
Steamship Line: United States Lines
Featured Entrée: Boiled River Salmon
Other Featured Item: Pudding Marie Louise
Includes: Menu Suggestions, Music Program
Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 22 August 1935 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Stewed Chicken Chasseur, Broiled Mutton Chop, and Chocolate, Lemon Ice Cream for dessert. Featured wine was Vin Rouge et Vin Blanc des Caves de la Compagnie Générale Transatlantique.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare and Music Program from 22 August 1935 on board the RMS Asturias of the Royal Mail Lines featured Scotch Grouse, Smithane, Braised York Ham au Madère, and Canapé Charlemagne for dessert.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 23 September 1935 on board the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line featured Supreme of Brill - Vin Blanc, Veal Pöjarskies, and Plum Pudding -- Brandy Sauce for dessert. The Bill of Fare included autographs and great graphics and lyrics for the song "Auld Lang Syne."