1938 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1938 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, Valentine's Day Dinner Bill of Fare - SS Reliance 1938

1938-02-14 SS Reliance Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

Elegant and Ornate Dinner Bill of Fare for St. Valentine's Day on board the SS Reliance for Monday, 14 February 1938. The meal featured Fillet of Halibut, Tournedos, and Styrian Pheasant.

Front Cover, SS Georgic Luncheon Bill of Fare - 14 March 1938

1938-03-14 SS Georgic Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 14 March 1938 on board the SS Georgic of the Cunard White Star Line featured Epicurean Ham & Dill Pickles, Cassolettes à la Toulouse, and Loganberry Flan for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Georgic Luncheon Bill of Fare - 16 March 1938

1938-03-16 SS Georgic Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 16 March 1938 on board the SS Georgic of the Cunard White Star Line featured Smoked Sturgeon, Roast Rib of Beef, Shredded Horseradish, and Lemon Cheese Cakes for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Georgic Luncheon Menu - 18 March 1938

1938-03-18 SS Georgic Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 18 March 1938 featured Fried Deep Sea Scallops, Sauce Remoulade, Fillets of Mutton, a la Parisienne, and Apricot Pie for dessert.

1938-07-03 RMS Queeen Mary Kosher Luncheon Menu

Vintage Kosher Luncheon Menu From Sunday, 3 July 1938 Onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line Featured Baked Haddock and Lemon Persille, Steamed Vienna Sausages and Sauerkraut, and Compote of Fruit for Dessert.

Front Cover, SS Georgic Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 18 August 1938

1938-08-18 SS Georgic Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 18 August 1938 on board the SS Georgic of the Cunard White Star Line featured Deep Sea Scallops, Sauce Rector, Croquettes à la Reine, and Coupe Danicheff for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Bill of Fare - 20 August 1938

1938-08-20 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 20 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Sauté of Beefsteak, Bourgeoise, Sea Bass, Portugaise, and Zwieback Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Bill of Fare - 21 August 1938

1938-08-21 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 21 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Grey Mullet, Provençale, French Lamb Stew, and Gooseberry Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Bill of Fare - 22 August 1938

1938-08-22 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 22 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Smelts à l'Anglaise, Canneroni à la Capri, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Bill of Fare - 22 August 1938

1938-08-22 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Vintage "Get Together" Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 22 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Poached Halibut, Sauce Crevette, Paupiette of Beef, Portugaise, and Vanilla and Strawberry Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Bill of Fare - 23 August 1938

1938-08-23 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 23 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Braised Ox Tail, Bourguignonne, Poached Hake, Crème au Gratin, and Vermicelli Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Bill of Fare - 24 August 1938

1938-08-24 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Wednesday, 24 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard White Star featured Duckling Cutlets, Clamart, Roast Quarters of Lamb, Mint Sauce, and Neapolitan and Vanilla Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Bill of Fare - 25 August 1938

1938-08-25 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 25 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Navarin of Lamb, Primeurs, Sirloin Steak, Maître d’hôtel, and Plum Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Bill of Fare -25 August 1938

1938-08-25 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Thursday, 25 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Fillet of Flounder, Meunière, Prime Sirloin and Ribs of Beef, Horseradish, and Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Bill of Fare - 26 August 1938

1938-08-26 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 26 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Welsh Rarebits, Lamb Chops , and Apple Pie for dessert.

Menu Items, RMS Franconia Dinner Bill of Fare - 26 August 1938

1938-08-26 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Friday, 26 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Poached Halibut, Ménagère, Entrecote Steak, Crisp Onions, and Seville Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Bill of Fare - 27 August 1938

1938-08-27 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 27 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Navarin of Lamb, Primeurs, Braised Round of Beef, Jardinière, and Tapioca Pudding for dessert.

RMS Franconia Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 27 August 1938

1938-08-27 RMS Franconia Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 27 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Poached Salmon, Lobster Sauce, Fried Filet of Sole au Citron, and Bavarois à la Russe for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Bill of Fare - 10 September 1938

1938-09-10 SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Luncheon Bill of Fare from 10 September 1938 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Fried Mackerel with Brown Butter, Omelet Florentine, and French Apple Cake for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Bill of Fare - 11 September 1938

1938-09-11 SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Luncheon Bill of Fare from 11 September 1938 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Fried Pale Fish with brown Butter, Veal Cutlet with Vegetables, and Tartlet Jamaica for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Bill of Fare - 17 September 1938

1938-09-17 SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Luncheon Bill of Fare from 17 September 1938 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian American Line featured Norwegian Sausage, Fried Trout with brown Butter, and Fyrste Cake for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Bergensfjord Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare 17 September 1938

1938-09-17 SS Bergensfjord Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 17 September 1938 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Filet of Flounder sauce Mousseline, Roast Grouse with Cream Sauce, and Petit Fours for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Monarch of Bermuda Dinner Bill of Fare - 18 September 1938

1938-09-18 SS Monarch of Bermuda Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from 18 September 1938 on board the SS Monarch of Bermuda of the Furness Bermuda Line featured Noisette of Lamb, Fleuriste, Roast Stuffed Long Island Duckling Apple Sauce, and Parfait Victoria for dessert.

 

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