1948 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1948 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 Menu, SS Veendam, Holland-America Line, 23 July 1948

1948-07-23 SS Veendam Dinner Menu

Graphically beautiful Vintage First Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 23 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Braised Escalops of Sweetbread, Toulousaine, Glazed Ballotine of Veal, Princesse, and Galettes Viennoise for dessert.

Menu Cover, Dinner Menu, SS Veendam, Holland-America Line, 24 July 1948

1948-07-24 SS Veendam Dinner Menu

Elegant Vintage First Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 24 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus, Calf's Tongue, Italienne sauce, and Tartelettes Pensé for dessert.

Menu Cover, Dinner Bill of Fare (Wednesday), SS Veendam, Holland-America Line, 24 July 1948

1948-07-28 SS Veendam Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare with exceptional graphics from Wednesday, 28 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Vol-au-Vent à la Toulouse, Roast Long Island Duckling, and Galettes MacMahon for dessert.

 

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