1953 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1953 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 Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 15 March 1953

1953-03-15 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 15 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Sirloin Steak, Sauce Choron, Ham Slice, Glazed Pineapple, and Soufflé Printanier for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 28 March 1953

1953-03-28 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 28 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Poached Turbot. Sauce Riche, Braised Calf's Sweetbreads, St. Cloud, and Charlotte Russe for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 29 March 1953

1953-03-29 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 29 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Fillet of Whiting, Orly, Frankfurter Sausage and Sauerkraut, and Lemon Chiffon Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 29 March 1953

1953-03-29 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 29 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Poached Fillet of Plaice, Sauce Vin Blanc, Veal and Ham Croquettes. Périgourdine, and Almond Sponge Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 30 March 1953

1953-03-30 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 30 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Roast Stuffed Shoulder of Veal, Portugaise, Braised Ox Tail with Vegetables, and Blueberry and Apple Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 30 March 1953

1953-03-30 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 30 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Fried Fillet of Flounder and Lemon, Calf's Head, Vinaigrette, and Peach Shortcake for dessert.

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 31 March 1953

1953-03-31 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from Tuesday, 31 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Scotch Minced Collops, Buckwheat and Griddle Cakes, and Fried, Turned, and Poached Eggs.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 31 March 1953

1953-03-31 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 31 March 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Boiled Flat Ribs of Beef, Française, Filets of Cod, Grenobloise, and Cherry Flan for dessert.

Front Cover - RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 1 April 1953

1953-04-01 RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 1 April 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Suprême of Turbot, Arlequin, Velouté Agnès Sorel, and Peach Melba for dessert. A page of autographs from fellow passengers was included.

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card 2 April 1953

1953-04-02 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 2 April 1953 featured Finnam Haddie in Milk, Broiled Breakfast Bacon and Chipped Beef in Cream, and Buckwheat and Griddle Cakes.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 2 April 1953

1953-04-02 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 2 April 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Fillet of Lemon Sole, Meunière, Corned Round and Brisket of Beef with Dumplings, and Rice Custard Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Empress of France Luncheon Bill of Fare - 19 May 1953

1953-05-19 SS Empress of France Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 19 May 1953 on board the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific featured Spaghetti Napolitaine, Potage Queue de Bœuf, and Apple Pie à la Mode for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 11 June 1953

1953-06-11 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 11 June 1953 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured Spaghetti al Sugo, Grilled Cod, Maître d’Hôtel, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Elizabeth Luncheon Bill of Fare - 12 June 1953

1953-06-12 RMS Queen Elizabeth Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 12 June 1953 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured Fresh Haddock, Dugléré, Pork Sausage, Devilled Sauce, and Apple Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Elizabeth Luncheon Bill of Fare - 14 June 1953

1953-06-14 RMS Queen Elizabeth Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 14 June 1953 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured Fried Fillet of Flounder and Lemon, Filet Steak, Bordelaise, and Plum Pie for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Queen Elizabeth Dinner Bill of Fare - 14 June 1953

1953-06-14 RMS Queen Elizabeth Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 14 June 1953 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured Risotto à la Grecque, Calf’s Feet en Tortue, and Blueberry Sundae for dessert.

Front Cover - RMS Queen Elizabeth Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 15 June 1953

1953-06-15 RMS Queen Elizabeth Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 15 June 1953 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured Vol au Vent à la Reine, Baked Cloved Ham, Marsala, and Pineapple Royale for dessert. Autographs of fellow passengers accompany this Menu.

1953-07-21 SS Stavangerfjord Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 21 July 1953 on board the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Boiled Norwegian Salmon Parsley Butter, Roast Ptarmigan Cream Sauce Compote, and Pyramide Cake for dessert. The Cover included autographs from fellow passengers.

 

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