1936 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1936 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.

Menu Cover - Dinner Bill of Fare and Music Program - Union-Castle Line SS Dunluce Castle - 1936

1936-05-25 SS Dunluce Castle Dinner Menu

Rare Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from 25 May 1936 on board the SS Dunluce Castle of the Union-Castle Line featured Mignon of Beef Benjamin, Supreme of Turbot, Sauce Riche, and Junket aux Fraises Chantilly for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Normandie Luncheon Bill of Fare - 8 June 1936

1936-06-08 SS Normandie Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 8 June 1936 on board the SS Normandie of the CGT French Line featured Lamb from Pauillac with fresh vegitables, Brill with Normande sauce, and Strawberry souffle for dessert.

Menu Cover - Kosher Dinner Menu, RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Line, 8 June 1936

1936-06-08 RMS Queen Mary Kosher Dinner Menu

Strictly Kosher Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 8 June 1936 onboard the RMS Queen Mary, featured Boiled Fresh Salmon, Fried Haddock and Corn on the Cob.

SS Hamburg Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 3 July 1936

1936-07-03 SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu

Beautiful graphic Breakfast Bill of Fare dating from 1936 from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line offer traditional American fare plus sirloin steaks, german fried potatoes, and Bologna.

Kosher Luncheon Menu, RMS Aquitania, Cunard Line, 8 July 1936

1936-07-08 RMS Aquitania Kosher Luncheon Menu

Strictly Kosher Lunch Bill of Fare from the RMS Aquitania for Wednesday, 8 July 1936. Bill of Fare featured Baked Fresh Haddock, Omelette Portugaise and Frankfurters with Sauerkraut.

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Daily Bill of Fare - 1 September 1936

1936-09-01 SS Bergensfjord Daily Menu Card

Vintage Third Class Daily Bill of Fare Card from 1 September 1936 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Oatmeal for Breakfast, Potage Marie Louise for Dinner, and Ragout of Veal with Vegetables for Supper. The reverse side was the Bill of Fare in Norwegian..

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Daily Bill of Fare - 4 September 1936

1936-09-04 SS Bergensfjord Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 4 September 1936 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian American Line featured Oatmeal for Breakfast, Fried Mackerel for Dinner, and Mutton with Cabbage for Supper. The reverse side was the Bill of Fare in Norwegian..

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Daily Bill of Fare - 5 September 1936

1936-09-05 SS Bergensfjord Daily Menu Card

Vintage Daily Bill of Fare from 5 September 1936 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featuredOatmeal and Boiled Eggs for Breakfast, and Corned Beef Hash for the Luncheon. Dinner for this date was a special Farewell Dinner Menu.

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 5 September 1936

1936-09-05 SS Bergensfjord Dinner Menu

Vintage Third Class Dinner Bill of Fare from 5 September 1936 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Baked Filet of Fish with Tomatoe Sauce, Roast Goose with Red Cabbage, and Crocan Ice Cream with Crackers for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Montclare Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 10 September 1936

1936-09-10 SS Montclare Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 10 September 1936 on board the SS Montclare of the Canadian Pacific featured Fillet of Beef Roasted, Dubarry, Macedoine au Beurre, and Smyrna Pudding for dessert. The Bill of Fare contained two pages of autographs from fellow passengers.

Front Cover, SS Scharnhorst Dinner Bill of Fare - 29 December 1936

1936-12-29 SS Scharnhorst Dinner Menu

Very Rare Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 29 December 1936 on board the SS Scharnhorst of the North German Lloyd featured Fried Frog’s Legs Casanova, Entre Côte garnished with Vegetables, Sauce Colbert, and Ice Cup Venus for dessert. This German Steamship of the Third Reich had a short service life spanning four years.

 

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