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Vintage Breakfast Menus - Steamships and Ocean Liners

Vintage breakfast menus from the steamships and ocean liners from 1898 through 1955. View the wide variety of offerings in each bill of fare from various classes of passengers. Excellent graphics and menu layouts can provide ideas for your own special event breakfast menu. Menus are listed by ship in chronological order.

Menu Card - Breakfast Menu Card, S.S. American Farmer, American Merchant Lines, 1934

SS American Farmer Breakfast Menu Card - 30 June 1934

Rare Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 30 June 1934 on board the S.S. American Farmer of the American Merchant Lines featured a typical PassengerClass selections for that era offering Salmon Fish Cake, Grilled Yorkshire Ham, Chipped Smoked Beef in Cream, and Rice Griddle Cakes with Maple Syrup for dessert.

RMS Athenia Breakfast Menu Card 29 August 1930

RMS Athenia Breakfast Menu Card - 29 August 1930

Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 29 August 1930 on board the R.M.S. Athenia of the Anchor-Donaldson Line featured Arbroath Smokies, Broiled Weakfish, and Shirred Eggs and Roquefort.

Breakfast Menu, Cunard Line R.M.S. Berengaria 1927

RMS Berengaria Breakfast Menu - 5 August 1927

Elegant Vintage Breakfast Menu from 5 August 1927 on board the R.M.S. Berengaria of the Cunard Line featured an extensive array of offerings including Calf's Liver - Piquante Sauce, Boneless Codfish—Cream Sauce, Mutton Chops, and a wide variety of cereals, fruits, eggs and omelettes, cakes, breads, and beverages.

RMS Berengaria Breakfast Menu 18 July 1929

RMS Berengaria Breakfast Menu - 18 July 1929

An expansive vintage Breakfast Menu from 18 July 1929 on board the R.M.S. Berengaria of the Cunard Line featured Grilled Spanish Mackerel—Fines Herbes, Omelettes, Hashed Turkey -- Creole style and American and Wiltshire Smoked and Pale Bacon.

SS Bremen Breakfast Menu Card 21 September 1933

SS Bremen Breakfast Menu Card - 21 September 1933

Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card from North German Lloyd on the S.S. Bremen for Thursday, 21 September 1933. Written in German and English, the meal featured Fruit, Juices, Cereal, Eggs, Hash, Ham, Bacon and Fried Potatoes.

TSS California Breakfast Menu Postcard 10 August 1908

TSS California Breakfast Menu Postcard - 10 August 1908

Vintage Breakfast Menu Postcard from 10 August 1908 on board the T.S.S. California of the Anchor Line that featured a limited selection including Halibut Steaks, Stewed Sausages and Mashed Potatoes, and Irish Stew. The attached postcard featured views of the Twin Screw Steamship (TSS) "California", and Dunfermline Abbey in Scotland.

TSS California Breakfast Menu Card 1 June 1930

TSS California Breakfast Menu Card - 1 June 1930

Breakfast Menu Card On Board the T.S.S. Calfornia of the Anchor Line for Sunday, 1 June 1930 featuring traditional breakfast choices and Suate of Ox Kidney, Fried Smelts and Kippered Herring.

RMS Campania Breakfast Menu Card 10 September 1898

RMS Campania Breakfast Menu Card - 10 September 1898

Nineteenth Century Menu Card with a Liquor by the Drink List on the reverse side, served on board the R.M.S. Campania of the Cunard Line. Breakfast menu featured Fried Plaice, Broiled Finnan Haddin and Smoked Wiltshire Bacon.

RMS Celtic Breakfast Menu Card 5 July 1919

RMS Celtic Breakfast Menu Card - 5 July 1919

Post World War I Breakfast Menu Card from the R.M.S. Celtic of the White Star Line offers typical breakfast fare of Eggs, Saratoga Potatoes, Broiled Wiltshire Bacon and Broiled Palethorpe Sausage with Savoury Rice.

SS Deutschland Breakfast Menu 26 February 1902

SS Deutschland Breakfast Menu - 26 February 1902

Breakfast Menu for the steamship Deutschland of the Hamburg-American Line featured a typical American fare including Buckwheat Pancakes, Omelots, Ham, Bacon, in addition to Rumpsteak, Calf's Liver and Grilled Vienna Sausages.

Other Breakfast Menus from This Voyage:

SS Empress of France Breakfast Menu 25 October 1949

SS Empress of France Breakfast Menu Card - 25 October 1949

Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card from S.S. Empress of France, Canadian Pacific, for Tuesday, 25 October 1949 offered typical menu selections plus Fried Flounder, Smoked Cod and Broiled Streaky Bacon.

SS Europa Breakfast Menu 10 October 1937

SS Europa Breakfast Menu - 10 October 1937

Third Class Breakfast Menu from October 1937 on the S.S. Europa of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen presents standard American fare in a graphically illustrated menu with eloquent typography.

SS Franconia Breakfast Menu Card 18 October 1931

RMS Franconia Breakfast Menu Card - 18 October 1931

1931 Menu Card from the Cunard Line R.M.S. Franconia II offered an extensive array of the typical American breakfast fare including fruit, cereal, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast and preserves.

RMS Franconia Breakfast Menu Card 13 June 1955

RMS Franconia Breakfast Menu Card - 13 June 1955

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

SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu Card 3 July 1936

SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu Card - 3 July 1936

Beautiful graphic Dinner Menu dating from 1936 from the S.S. Hamburg of the Hamburg-American Line offer traditional American fare plus sirloin steaks, german fried potatoes, and Bologna.

SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu 30 July 1937

SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu - 30 July 1937

July 1937 Elaborate Breakfast Menu for passengers on board the S.S. Hamburg of the Hamburg-American Line offers the standard American fare plus German favorites.

RMS Laconia Breakfast Menu Card 8 September 1914

RMS Laconia Breakfast Menu Card - 8 September 1914

Breakfast menu card from the R.M.S. Laconia on a Westbound voyage from Liverpool to Boston, arriving in Boston on 9 September 1914 featuring Grilled Cod Steaks and Yarmouth Bloaters

SS Minnekahda Breakfast Menu Card 31 March 1928

SS Minnekahda Breakfast Menu Card - 31 March 1928

This is a Breakfast menu from Cabin Class for the 31 March 1928 Westbound Voyage of the Minnekahda from London to New York. Includes some wonderful selections from that era like Devilled Mutton Kidneys and Minced Lamb on Toast.

SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu 23 October 1923

SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu - 23 October 1923

Vintage Breakfast Menu from 23 October 1923 on board the S.S. President Arthur of the United States Lines featured Scrambled Eggs aux Crevettes, Fried Flounder with Melted Butter, and Calfs Liver with Bacon. The menu selections were printed in both English and German.

Oher Breakfast Menus from This Voyage:

Breakfast Menu Card, S.S. President Harding, United States Lines, April 1934, Third Class

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.

Another Breakfast Menu from This Voyage:

RMS Queen Elizabeth Breakfast Menu Card 19 June 1952

RMS Queen Elizabeth Breakfast Menu Card - 19 June 1952

Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 19 June 1952 on board the R.M.S. 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.

Breakfast Menu Card, R.M.S. Queen Mary, Cunard Line, June 1952

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card - 16 June 1952

1952 Breakfast Menu Card from the R.M.S. Queen Mary of the Cunard Line offered standard American breakfast fare and treasures like Sauté of Kidney and Finnan Haddie in Milk.

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card 31 March 1953

RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card - 31 March 1953

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Another Breakfast Menu from This Voyage:

Menu Cover, Breakfast Menu, Norddeutscer Lloyd Bremen S.S. Rhein - 1909

SS Rhein Breakfast Menu Card - 13 September 1909

Beautiful medieval period graphic adorns this breakfast menu for an unstated class of passengers for a September 1909 westbound voyage of the S.S. Rhein of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line. The menu is written in English and German.

Front Cover, RMS Scythia Breakfast Menu 24 September 1930

RMS Scythia Breakfast Menu - 24 September 1930

Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Breakfast Menu from 24 September 1930 on board the R.M.S. Scythia of the Cunard Line featured Broiled Wiltshire, Danish and American Bacon, Bonny Boy Toasted Oats, and Buckwheat Cakes.

SS Victoria Luise Breakfast Menu Card (u.d.) c1911

SS Victoria Luise Breakfast Menu Card - (u.d.) c1911

Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from circa 1911 on board the S.S. Victoria Luise of the Hamburg-American Line featured an impressively large selection of items including Scrambled Eggs with Morils, with Mushrooms, Fried Eggs with Ham or Bacon, and Broiled Salt Mackerels. The reverse side of the menu was printed in German.

 

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