1952 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1952 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, RMS Queen Elizabeth Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 11 May 1952

1952-05-11 RMS Queen Elizabeth Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 11 May 1952 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured Poached Halibut, Marguery, Braised American Ham, Madeire, and Pears Belle Hélène for dessert. Autographs from felow passengers were included.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 12 June 1952

1952-06-12 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 12 June 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Savory Lamb and Vegetable Stew, Baked Pork and Boston Beans, and Rice Custard Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 15 June 1952

1952-06-15 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 15 June 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Roast Loin of Pork, Savory and Apple Sauce, Filets of Haddock, Mornay, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.

Breakfast Bill of Fare Card, RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Line, June 1952

1952-06-16 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

1952 Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line offered standard American breakfast fare and treasures like Sauté of Kidney and Finnan Haddie in Milk.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Elizabeth Dinner Bill of Fare - 18 June 1952

1952-06-18 RMS Queen Elizabeth Dinner Menu

Extensive Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 18 June 1952 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured Bitock à la Russe , Rack of Lamb. Mascotte, and Soufflé Mercédès for dessert.

RMS Queen Elizabeth Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 19 June 1952

1952-06-19 RMS Queen Elizabeth Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 19 June 1952 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured a large selection of breakfast fare including Fried Lemon Sole au Citron, Eggs en Cocotte à la Crème, and Broiled American and Danish Bacon.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 19 June 1952

1952-06-19 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Thursday, 19 June 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard White Star Line featured Suprême of Turbot, Véronique, Pigeon en Cocotte, Polonaise, and Pineapple Soufflé for dessert.

Front Cover - RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 11 August 1952

1952-08-11 RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 11 August 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Baked Bradenham Ham, Florentine, Roast Stuffed Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Orange Pudding for dessert. This Bill of Fare included "Yearbook" style autographs and well wishies from fellow passengers.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 12 August 1952

1952-08-12 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 12 August 1952 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Grilled Fillet of Cod, Herb Butter, Lamb Chop and Saratogas, and Macédoine of Fruit for dessert.

Front Cover, Dinner Menu, Tourist Class on the MS Italia of the Home Lines, Thursday, 4 December 1952.

1952-12-04 MS Italia Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu from 4 December 1952 on board the MS Italia of the Home Lines featured Fillet of Boston Sole Cardinal, Braised Prime Ribs of Beef, and Strawberry Ice Cream for dessert.

Front Cover, Farewell Dinner Menu, Tourist Class on the MS Italia of the Home Lines, Friday, 5 December 1952.

1952-12-05 MS Italia Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu from 5 December 1952 on board the MS Italia of the Home Lines featured Roast Mount Vernon Turkey, Fillet of Kennebec Salmon in Chablis with Crawfish tails, and Ice Bomb 'Fortuna' for dessert.

 

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