SS President Harding Breakfast Menu Card 8 April 1934
Colorful breakfast menu card from the S.S. President Harding offered a Third Cabin viewpoint through the passenger's diary of the day written on the back of the menu.
1934-04-08 Breakfast Menu Card - President Harding (Third Cabin)
UNITED • STATES • LINES
S. S. PRESIDENT HARDING
THIRD CABIN Sunday, April 8, 1934
- Pineapple Juice
- Stewed Rhubarb
- Stewed Prunes
- Fleischmann's Yeast Cake
- H. 0. Oats
- Boiled Rice
- Corn Flakes
- Bran Flakes
- Force (Note 1)
- Puffed Wheat
- Fried Fillet of Bass, Lemon Butter
- Boiled Eggs
- Fried Eggs
- Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms or Plain
- American Breakfast Bacon
- Yorkshire Ham
- Minced Lamb with Green Peppers
- Sauté Potatoes
- Assorted Rolls
- Graham Crackers
- Assorted Jams
Morning Diary from a passenger, written on back of menu card.
Sunday, Apr. 8th -
The sea - blue = green - quite a swell and the boat rolls but the sun is shinning beautifully, and the blue-green sea is but a reflection of the sky overhead, so the weather makes one forget the roll. Played shuffle-board and lost. Also played bridge all morning and won? Somehting wrong!
Some are out today for the first time and a couple of ladies are not out yet.
Read "Face Cards" - Carolyn Wells (Note 2) and "The Bread of her Father" by Van Zandt Whruler.
Note 1: Force, first produced in 1901 by Force Food Company, one of three American companies owned by Edward Ellsworth and advertised using a popular cartoon figure called Sunny Jim, was the first commercially successful wheat flake cereal. Prior to this, the only successful wheat-based cereal products had been Shredded Wheat and the hot semolina cereal, Cream of Wheat. The product was cheap to produce and kept well on store shelves.
Note 2: Face Cards written by Carolyn Wells Houghton (1862-1942) Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London 1925, Hardcover, 334 pages