1949 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1949 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, SS Empress of France Dinner Bill of Fare - 5 August 1949

1949-08-05 SS Empress of France Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 5 August 1949 on board the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific featured Poached Suprême of Turbot, Mousseline Sauce, Ribs of Beef Roasted, Horseradish Cream, and Pineapple Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Elizabeth Dinner Bill of Fare - 28 August 1949

1949-08-28 RMS Queen Elizabeth Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 28 August 1949 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard White Star Line featured Fried Filet of Sole, Anglaise, Roast Chicken, Chipolata Sauce, and Plum Pudding, Sweet Sauce for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Elizabeth Luncheon Bill of Fare - 29 August 1949

1949-08-29 RMS Queen Elizabeth Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 29 August 1949 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured Corned Brisket of Beef and Vegetables, Vienna Steak, Tomato Sauce, and Ice Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Luncheon Menu, First on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Tuesday, 4 October 1949.

1949-10-04 SS Ile de France Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 4 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Loin of Veal en Casserole Niçoise, Lamb Kidneys with Chipolatas, and Mille Feuilles for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Dinner Menu, First Class on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Tuesday, 4 October 1949.

1949-10-04 SS Ile de France Large Format Dinner Menu

Vintage Large Format Dinner Menu from 4 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Poached Chicken à la Lyonnaise, Roast Sirloin Steak a la Broche, and Alhambra Ice Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Dinner Menu, First Class on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Wednesday, 5 October 1949.

1949-10-05 SS Ile de France Large Format Dinner Menu

Vintage Large Format Dinner Menu from 5 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Young Turkey with Chestnuts à la Dauphinoise, Supreme of Brill Boulonnaise, and Iced Petits Fours "Isle-de-France" for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Luncheon Menu, First on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Thursday, 6 October 1949.

1949-10-06 SS Ile de France Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 6 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Baked Saint Jacques Shellfish, Lamb Girondine, and Sables Lexoviens for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Dinner Menu, First Class on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Thursday, 6 October 1949.

1949-10-06 SS Ile de France Large Format Dinner Menu

Vintage Large Format Dinner Menu from 6 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Brain Meunière with Caper, Broiled Mutton Chop Water Cress, and Meringues Chantilly for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Luncheon Menu, First on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Friday, 7 October 1949.

1949-10-07 SS Ile de France Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 7 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Filet of Turbot St. Malo, Sauerkraut Strasbourgeoise, and Burnt Almond Duchess for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Dinner Menu, First Class on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Friday, 7 October 1949.

1949-10-07 SS Ile de France Large Format Dinner Menu

Vintage Large Format Dinner Menu from 7 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Veal Cutlet Poelee Bordelaise, Saumon Trout in Jelly with Chambertin Wine, and Ice Cup Eugenie for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Luncheon Menu, First on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Saturday, 8 October 1949.

1949-10-08 SS Ile de France Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 8 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Medallion of Wolf Fish en Fricassée, Lamb Bayaldi, and Olga Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Dinner Menu, First Class on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Saturday, 8 October 1949.

1949-10-08 SS Ile de France Large Format Dinner Menu

Vintage Large Format Dinner Menu from 8 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Suprême of Sole "Ile-de-France", Normandy Chicken Breast, and Tray of Mignardises (Petits Fours) for dessert. Menu in French.

Front Cover, Large Format Dinner Menu, First Class on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Sunday, 9 October 1949.

1949-10-09 SS Ile de France Large Format Dinner Menu

Vintage Large Format Dinner Menu from 9 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Filet Mignon of Charolais "Ile-De-France", Supreme of Turbot Trouvillaise, and Bavaroise Rothschild for dessert.

Front Cover, Large Format Luncheon Menu, PLClass on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, Monday, 10 October 1949.

1949-10-10 SS Ile de France Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 10 October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Goujeonnettes of Soles Carllier, Spring Chicken Saute Chasseur, and Gâteaux Secs for dessert.

SS Empress of France Breakfast Bill of Fare 25 October 1949

1949-10-25 SS Empress of France Breakfast Menu Card

Tourist Class Breakfast Bill of Fare Card for Tuesday, 25 October 1949 offered typical Bill of Fare selections plus Fried Flounder, Smoked Cod and Broiled Streaky Bacon.

Front Cover, SS Empress of France Dinner Bill of Fare - 25 October 1949

1949-10-25 SS Empress of France Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 25 October 1949 on board the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific Ocean Services featured Aubergines, Sauté Italienne, Roast Brome Lake Duckling, Savory Sauce and Apple Sauce, and Bombe Vanille for dessert.

Front Cover, Breakfast Menu, First on the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line, October 1949.

1949-10 SS Ile de France Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Menu from October 1949 on board the SS Ile de France of the CGT French Line featured Broiled Kipper à l'Anglaise, Omelet - with Cheese - à l'Espagnole with Chicken Liver, and Poached Haddock Brown Butter.

Front Cover, SS Veendam Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 14 November 1949

1949-11-14 SS Veendam Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage First Class Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 14 November 1949 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Filet Mignon Sauté, Beauharnaise, Fillet of English Sole au Vin Blanc, and Petits Fours Gourmandises for dessert.

 

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