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Kosher Menus - Steamships and Ocean Liners

In the early years of ocean travel by steamships, Jewish passengers had often been under a big disadvantage aboard ship on account of their dietary laws, which very frequently obliged then to refuse meat on ocean voyages. After 1920, more steamships eliminated this oversight through the provision of special kosher galleys, observed by an authorised Shomer.

Below are examples of Kosher menus from the GG Archives Collection.

Kosher Dinner Menu, R.M.S. Queen Mary, Cunard Line, 8 June 1936

1936-06-08 Cunard Queen Mary Kosher Dinner Menu

Strictly Kosher Dinner Menu from the R.M.S. Queen Mary for Monday, 8 June 1936, Featured Boiled Fresh Salmon, Fried Haddock and Corn on the Cob.

Kosher Luncheon Menu, R.M.S. Aquitania, Cunard Line, 8 July 1936

1936-07-08 Cunard Aquitania Kosher Luncheon Menu

Strictly Kosher Lunch Menu from the R.M.S. Aquitania for Wednesday, 8 July 1936. Menu featured Baked Fresh Haddock, Omelette Portugaise and Frankfurters with Sauerkraut.

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