1954 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1954 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.

Photograph of the Manhattan Skyline at Night on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 10 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

1954-02-10 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 10 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Poached Supreme of Black Bass, Mushroom and Oyster Sauce; Egg Noodles à la Bolognaise; and Pineapple Pie for dessert.

Photograph of the Capitol, Washington DC on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 11 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

1954-02-11 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 11 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Broiled Mackerel with Bacon, Linguini à la Siciliana or Meat Sauce, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.

Photograph of the Alhambra in Granada on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 12 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

1954-02-12 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 12 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Boiled Brisket of Beef, Fresh Vegetables — Horseradish Sauce; Chicken Chow Mein, Fried Noodles and Steamed Rice; and Apricot Pie for dessert.

Photograph of the Baalbek Near Beirut on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 13 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

1954-02-13 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 13 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Chicken a la Cacciatora with Risotto, Baby Irish Lamb Stew with Dumplings, and Deep Dish Cherry Pie for dessert.

Photograph of the Abul Abbas Mosque in Alexandria on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 14 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

1954-02-14 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 14 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Ravioli à la Bolognese, Chinese Pepper Steak with Rice, and Mille-Feuille Cake for dessert.

Front Cover Featuring a Photograph of the Harbor at Haifa of a Vintage Large-Format Luncheon Menu from 15 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

1954-02-15 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large-Format Luncheon Menu from 15 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Farfalle à la Bolognese, Filet of Black Bass Sauté, Amandine, and Apple Brown Betty for dessert.

Front Cover of a Vintage Captain's Dinner Menu from Monday, 15 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Frog Legs, Poulette; Broiled Filet Mignon, Rossini; and Petits Fours for dessert.

1954-02-15 SS Constitution Captain's Dinner Menu

Vintage Captain's Dinner Menu from Monday, 15 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Frog Legs, Poulette; Broiled Filet Mignon, Rossini; and Petits Fours for dessert.

Photograph of Pisa and the Leaning Tower on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 16 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

1954-02-16 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 16 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Broiled Beech-Nut Ham Steak, Baden Baden, Yankee Pot Roast, Potato Pancakes, and Pound Cake for dessert.

Photograph of Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 17 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

1954-02-17 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 17 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Filet of Beef Point Broil, Madeira Sauce - Grilled Tomato, Linguini al Pesto, and Farina Pudding for dessert.

Photograph of the Forum in Rome on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 18 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

1954-02-18 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 18 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Chicken Sauté with Fresh Fennel, Lamb Shank a l'Oriental with Rice Pilaff, and Pineapple Sherbet for dessert.

Menu Cover, Captain's Dinner Menu, SS America, United States Lines, August 1954

1954-08-10 SS America Captain's Dinner Menu

Large Format Vintage Captain's Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 10 August 1954 on board the SS America of the United States lines featured Lobster à la Newburg, Grilled Choice T-Bone Steak, Sauce Bercy, and Compote: Preserved Black Bing Cherries for dessert. The Bill of Fare includes autographs and statements by the guests.

 

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