1955 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1955 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 Franconia Dinner Bill of Fare - 8 June 1955

1955-06-08 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 8 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Roast Ribs and Sirloin of Beef, Hominy Fritters, Horseradish Cream, Poached Fresh Gaspe Salmon, Cucumber, Parsley Sauce, and Printanière Pudding for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Bill of Fare - 10 June 1955

1955-06-10 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Friday, 10 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Braised Calf's Sweetbreads, Maintenon, Roast Duckling, Savory and Apple Sauce, and Coupe Edna May for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Bill of Fare - 11 June 1955

1955-06-11 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 11 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Cocky Leeky, Poulet de Grain Grille au Cresson, and Poire Melba for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Bill of Fare - 11 June 1955

1955-06-11 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Saturday, 11 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Roast Leg, Loin and Shoulder of Lamb. Mint Sauce and Jelly, Roast Young Tom Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Meringue Glace Chantilly for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Bill of Fare - 12 June 1955

1955-06-12 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 12 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Fried Fillets of Whitefish, Rémoulade Sauce, Cote d’Agneau Grillee, aux Petits Pois, and Compote of Peaches for dessert.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Bill of Fare - 12 June 1955

1955-06-12 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Colorful Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Sunday, 12 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Pied de veau Vinaigrette, Roast Milk-Fed Chicken Financière, and Coupe aux Fraises for dessert.

RMS Franconia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 13 June 1955

1955-06-13 RMS Franconia Breakfast Menu Card

This 1955 Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from the Cunard Franconia II offered passengers typical American breakfast fare including fruit, cereal, eggs, bacaon, toast and marmalade.

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Bill of Fare - 13 June 1955

1955-06-13 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from 13 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Tete de Veau, Américaine, Creamed Chicken on Waffle Cake, and Cardinal Pudding, Sweet Sauce for dessert. The cover is a painting of the Cunard Building in Liverpool.

Front Cover - RMS Scythia Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 21 July 1955

1955-07-21 RMS Scythia Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 21 July 1955 on board the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line featured Contre Filet of Beef, Demi-Glace, Poached Turbot, Hollandaise, and Gateau Au Revoir for dessert.

 

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