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Cunard Line Ephemera 1880-2004

Front Cover, The Cunard Passenger's Log Book, RMS Campania 1893, 12,950 Tons, Length 625 Feet. The Cunard Steam-Ship Company, Limited, 1893.

The GG Archives has extensive holdings in Cunard Line Ephemera from the 1880 through 2004. The Collections includes Passenger Lists, Steamship Tickets, Brochures, Menus, Periodicals, Books, Photographs and Miscellaneous Other Ephemera.

The Cunard Line's main services—New York-Southampton; New York-Liverpool; New York-London; New York-Bristol; Baltimore- Bristol: New York-Mediterranean; New York-Antwerp; New York-Rotterdam; Boston-Liverpool; Boston-London; Boston-Glasgow; Philadelphia-Bristol; Philadelphia-London; Montreal-Falmouth-London; Montreal-Bristol; U. K.- Mediterranean; U. K.-Levant and Black Sea; U. K.-French Ports.

Documents and Other Ephemera of the Cunard Line

Sorted in Date Order by Topic, Our Cunard Line Archival Collections include Passenger Lists, Vintage Brochures, Vintage Menus, Books, Immigrant Passage Tickets, and Other Ephemera.

Passagerare-Kontrakt - Cunard Line - Sverige den 4 Juni 1880

 

1880-06-04 Steamship Passenger Contract

Passage contract for emigrants from Gothenburg to Boston Mass. who paid the sum of $30, being payment in full, inclusive of landing expenses in America.

1895-05-29 Passenger Contract, Rotterdam to New York

Original steamship contract for passage for a German Immigrant, Heinrich Hermes, a 21 year-old laborer who undertook the voyage in the steerage class on the SS Lucania.

1897-04-07 Immigrant Passage Contract, Sweden to New York

Contract for a 25 year-old Swedish servant, immigrating to America from Gothenburg, Sweden on 7 April 1897 on board the SS Campania.

1905-03-11 Contract for Passage, Copenhagen to New York

Passenger Contract for Jens Julius Skafte of Denmark for a 1905 voyage to America on the Cunard Line. The contract indicated that he was headed for Albert Lea, Minnesota as his final destination.

1910-06-04 Ticket Receipt for Third Class Passage

Memorandum of a Ticket Issued By The Cunard Steam Ship Co. Ltd. For Third Class Passage By Cunard Line of Mail Steamers From Liverpool or Queenstown to New York or Boston Or From Fiume or Trieste to New York.

1912-06-03 SS Laconia Agent's Record of Passage Ticket

Agent's Receipt and Record of a Second Cabin Steamship Ticket for an Eastbound voyage on the new Cunard Laconia from Boston to Liverpool, England. The Agency was located in Boston, Cunard Building on 126 State Street.

1910-08-10 SS Laconia Agent's Record of Passage Ticket

This is an Agent's Record of a Third Class-Steerage Ticket for one adult and one child from Liverpool, England to New York on the Cunard Steamship SS Laconia.

1913-05-13 RMS Laconia Agents' Record of Third Class Passage Ticket

Third Class Outward Passenger Ticket - Agents' Record for the Cunard RMS Laconia, May 13, 1913. Fare was $35. Ticket along with Agent's record would have been kept in a two-hole extra-long binder.

1913-06-03 RMS Laconia Prepaid Ticket Agents Record of Passage Ticket

Third Class Prepaid Ticket - Agents Record, RMS Laconia 1913 from Liverpool to Boston. Itemized transaction shows fare and commission breakdown. Fare was paid by a third party.

1913-06-03 RMS Laconia Contract for Passage - Norwegian Immigrant

Ludvig Gjønvik was a Norwegian Immigrant to the United States in June 1913 arriving in Boston on board the RMS Laconia (I) as a passenger in Steerage - Third Class.

1914-04-10 Steerage Ticket, Swedish Immigrant

1914 Passenger Contract for a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden to Boston, Massachusetts for Alfred Person, 19 years of age, traveling alone.

1953-02-07 Tourist Class Passage Ticket -- New York to Southampton -- RMS Queen Mary

Tourist Class passage ticket on the Cunard Line RMS Queen Mary, sailing from New York for Southampton on 7 February 1953 on Pier 90, North River where passengers embarked between 8:30 and 11:30 am for this voyage.

 

Immigrant Steerage Contract for Passage to New York - Cunard Line - 1913

 

Immigrant Inspection Card - RMS Carpathia 1904 Liverpool to New York

 

1904-10-18 Immigrant Inspection Card - RMS Carpathia

Inspection Card issued to an immigrant traveling in Steerage on board the RMS Carpathia, rescue ship of the Titanic.

1910-07-09 Immigrant Inspection Card - RMS Lusitania

Immigrant Inspection Card issued by the Cunard Line RMS Lusitania dated 9 July 1910 for Swedish Immigrant K. E. Paulson from Gothenburg, Sweden.

1913-06-10 RMS Laconia Immigrant Inspection Card

Immigrant Inspection Card issued in 1913 by the Cunard Line on board the RMS Laconia to a Norwegian Immigrant traveling in Steerage.

1928-10-27 US Immigrant Inspection Cards - RMS Scythia

Inspection Cards used as a landing card and shown on request to a U.S. Immigration Inspector. Norwegian Immigrants Lauri A. Grava and Josua Grava from Haugo made the journey from Liverpool to Boston on board the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line.

 

1910-07-09 Immigrant Inspection Card - RMS Lusitania

 

Front Cover, "Famous Cunarders," Published by the Cunard Line 21 March 1910.

 

1893 Cunard Passenger Log Book

The Cunard Passenger Log Book is a fascinating booklet issued by the Cunard Steamship Company and contains a brief history of the Cunard Line and many exciting features. The RMS Campania is featured throughout the booklet.

1902 Brochure - The Story of the Cunard Line

Cunard Steamship Company, Limited, one of the oldest and most famous of British steam navigation undertakings elected to remain independent and outside the scope of the great Trust. This is their Story as published by BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED. December 1902. Lavishly Illustrated including Interior Photographs.

1910-03-21 Famous Cunarders

Cunard Line Services and Listing of the Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited Worldwide Agencies. An 8-Page Booklet/Leaflet from 1910 titled "Famous Cunarders" provided an illustrated introduction to their "A"-List Cunard fleet. Carpathia, Pannonia, Saxonia/Ivernia, Carmania/Caronia, Lusitania/Mauretania, Campania, Mauretania (Cunard) "Famous Cunarders" Superb Advertising Brochure. It Contains 7 Black & White Post Card Size Views of the Ships Listed. Each of the Views Is the same that Appeared in a Famous Series of Cunard Post Cards at the Time.

1911 - Franconia and Laconia For The Boston Service

Flyer created by Cunard to announce two new steamships for the Boston service, 18,000 tons each. The ships were of the intermediate class and accommodations described in this flyer pertain primarily to the First Class.

1912 - RMS Franconia and Laconia - Cunard Line

A scarce brochure provides a remarkable record of these two short-lived steamships that brought thousands of immigrants from Liverpool to Boston from 1912 to 1916.

1913 - Cunard Passenger Log Book

Rare Third-Class Accommodation on Cunard Liners featuring interior and exterior photographs of the ships and accommodations for third class/steerage passengers.

1913 Brochure - Fishguard Information for Passengers

Fishguard is situated on the south-west coast of Wales, and is the nearest British port to New York used by Atlantic liners.

1914 Brochure - Cunard Service to Historic Boston

42-Page Brochure focused primarily on Boston, Massachusetts, with a brief summary of Cunard Line Fleet and Services to Boston. Some photographs of Cunard ships, offices, docks/piers, Boston Landmarks, and a Railroad advertisement.

1914 Brochure - Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Comparisons

Aquitania made her maiden voyage from Liverpool on 30 May 1914. This brochure was one of many published in 1914 to exalt the size of the ship and accommodations available.

1920s Brochure - Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations

Tourist Third Cabin replaced the old Third Class on the Cunard Steamships. Photo journal of the accommodations found in the new Tourist Third Cabin class.

1920s Brochure - Cunard to Liverpool via Cobh (Queenstown)

Superb interior photographs of the Cunard steamships Carinthia, Franconia, Laconia, Samaria, and Scythia makes this an excellent brochure from the 1920s.

1921 Brochure - Cunard Passenger Guide - RMS Mauretania

Shirt Pocket Sized 18-Page brochure from the Cunard Line that provided a handy reference guide to navigating the RMS Mauretania covering all three passenger classes. Lots of information, few images.

1922 Brochure - Cunard To Boston

The re-opening of the Liverpool-Queenstown-Boston Service of the Cunard Line with the " Samaria," one of the finest and largest of the new post-War Cunarders, emphasizes the importance that the Cunard Company attaches to this Service.

1923 Brochure - Cunard - The Liverpool Route

16- Page Brochure provides insight into the Liverpool Route that is shared by both the Cunard Line and Anchor Line.

1927 Brochure - Cunard Line Second Class to Europe

12-Page brochure covers the Boston to Europe route of the Cunard Line in 1927. Interior photographs help to illustrate the second class accommodations available on the Samaria, Scythia, and Laconia.

1949 - Cunard White Star Tourist Class on the "Big Four"

This 1949 booklet provides views of spacious public rooms and tasteful cabins of the Tourist Class on the "Big Four" of the Cunard White Star Line.

 

Front Cover RMS Franconia and RMS Laconia of the Cunard Line.

 

1887-02-26 SS Aurania Passenger List Cover.

 

1909-05-18 RMS Ivernia Passenger List Cover.

Laconia Arrival in Boston, June 1913 - Many Bridal Couples on Laconia

Cunard Liner Brings 1,830 Passengers, Including Many American Tourists -- Several Bostonians Come by Rail from Portland.

Summary of Passengers

Bringing 1830 passengers, including many American tourists, the Laconia of the Cunard Line, Capt. W. R. D. Irvine, reached port this morning from Liverpool and Queenstown.  She was delayed at quarantine about an hour, and it was after 9 o'clock when she swung into her berth at East Boston, where several hundred people had gathered to welcome friends.

On board were 80 saloon passengers, 298 second cabin and 1452 steerage.  The liner called at Portland, where she landed 262 passengers, most of whom were destined for the Canadian Northwest.  A few Bostonians in the first cabin, who were in a hurry to get home, also left the steamer at Portland, and came to Boston by train last evening.

Prominent Passengers

Honeymooners and professional people were included in the first cabin list.  Edmund J. Casey, head of the Brewers' Association, and his bride, who was Miss May Whalen, returned from their bridal tour.  They were married April 18, and left immediately for Europe, where they have since been traveling through Switzerland, Italy and England.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Keith Clement and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Nash of Boston also returned from their honeymoon.

Andor Garvay, known as the Hungarian Ibsen, and Mrs. Garvay arrived on the liner and will visit the principal cities in the East.  Mr. Garvay is a dramatist of note and a writer of short stories.  He brings a letter of introduction from the minister of Education  in Hungary  to prominent officials at Washington.

Mrs. G. Herbert Windeler, wife of a prominent Boston insurance broker, and her little daughter Evelyn, returned from a nine months' stay in England and Switzerland, and were met at the pier by Mr. Windeler.

Miss Clara E. Craig of Providence, who was sent to Rome by the Rhode Island school to study the Montessori system of education, and her brother, Rev. James A. Craig, were also on board.

Among the Bostonians were William H. Ames and Mrs. Ames,  who went over April 5, and have spent most of the time in France; J. J. Healey, the well-known merchant, who went over six weeks ago, and decided to return on the Laconia only a few hours before she left Liverpool; Mrs. Frank W. Andrews, David Sears, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Abbott, Miss C. Abbott, F. S. Carr, M. F. Carr, N. H. Emmons, Mr. and Mrs. D. Fiske, Miss G. K. Fiske, W. F. Fiske, Mrs. Charles S. Halliday, Richard Mayer, Dr. J. L. Nichols, Mrs. Nichols.

C. C. Buckley of the B. A. A. A. L. Madden of Boston and J. H. Farrell of Pawtucket returned from a motoring trip through the English lake region, Scotland and Ireland.  S. J. Meeker and J. R. Meeker of Bath toured Italy, Switzerland and France in their car, covering over 3000 miles.

Charles E. Lauriat, the publisher, and Mrs. Lauriat, who went over three months ago, were also on board.  They visited Florence, Milan, Paris and London, meeting their son at the British metropolis.  W. Wallace Potter completed a tour of the world with the arrival of the steamer.  He left San Francisco 10 months ago for Honolulu, Japan, China, the Philippines and Europe.

Richard Dana and his wife, who was a daughter of the poet Longfellow; S. Y. Nash and Miss E. Y. Nash of Brookline, Charles R. Sturgis and Miss. Evelyn P. Sturgis of Brookline were also on board.

The Boston Daily Globe. 19 June 1913 Evening Edition Page 8

Front Cover, Cunard RMS Andania Cabin Passenger List - 1 August 1924.

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aurania Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 20 June 1930.

1947-02-13 RMS Queen Elizabeth

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line, Departing 5 June 1952 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

 

Front Page, RMS Lusitania Onboard Publication of the Cunard Daily Bulletin for 10 June 1908.

 

Deep Sea Journalism - 1904 - The Cunard Daily Bulletin

This article from 1904 discusses the improvement in reporting and the change in publishing the on board newpaper - the "Cunard Daily Bulletin" originally published once during each voyage to being published daily due to the introduction of Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy.

The Umbria which sails from Liverpool for New York on the 15th instant, is at present being fitted with the Marconi long-distance wireless telegraphy apparatus, which will enable her to pick up etheric messages when 1,500 or 1,600 miles from land. During her forthcoming voyage, therefore, passengers by this steamer will be kept posted as to the world's happenings during the whole of the Atlantic trip.

The news messages, which are despatched from Poldu, in Cornwall, and the United States, will be incorporated in the " Cunard Daily Bulletin," a newspaper published on shipboard. With the fitting of the Umbria the " Cunard Bulletin " will be published daily on board the four mail steamers Campania, Lucania, Etruria, and Umbria.

Originally this paper was confined to four pages, and was published once on the outward and once on the homeward voyage. Its present dimensions are twelve pages, and a further increase in size is contemplated. The "Bulletin" contains, in addition to the latest news despatched by Marconigram, illustrated articles, poetry, &c., and is much appreciated by passengers.

Messages for Passengers on board this Steamer can be sent through the Marconi Stations at Rosslare or Crookhaven, addressed as follows :—

(Name)

Passenger " SAXONIA."

Care " Expanse,"

(Station)

Deep Sea Journalism, Liverpool Courier, October 11th, 1904.

1904-10-23 Cunard Daily Bulletin - SS Slavonia Edition

One of the earliest Cunard Daily Bulletins, this SS Slavonia Edition, greeted passengers at breakfast with a four-page morning newspaper comprised of Marconigrams, extracts from the voyage log including daily distance covered, daily weather and recapitulation of the passengers on board.

1905-06-28 Cunard Daily Bulletin - RMS Ivernia

Daily newspaper published onboard during the westbound voyage that departed from Liverpool on 20 June 1905 with 998 Passengers and 255 Crew Members. 24 Pages Total.

1905-07-24 Cunard Daily Bulletin - RMS Umbria Edition

Cunard Daily Bulletin, RMS Umbria Edition, provided readers with plenty of advertisements, short stories, Saloon Passenger List for this voyage, Marconigrams, Views of the Cunard SS Caronia, and Photographs of the RMS Carpathia and RMS Umbria.

1906 Cunard Daily Bulletin, Fashion & Pleasure Resort Supplement

Annual Publication published by the Cunard Line and distributed during the year to their transatlantic passengers on the many of their Ocean Liners.

1906-06-07 Cunard Daily Bulletin - RMS Carmania Edition

Cunard Daily Bulletin, RMS Carmania Edition, provided readers with plenty of advertisements, short stories, Saloon Passenger List for this voyage, Marconigrams, and a Photograph of the RMS Carmania.

1907 Cunard Daily Bulletin, Fashion & Pleasure Resort Supplement

Annual Publication for 1907 published by the Cunard Line and distributed during the year to their transatlantic passengers on the many of their Ocean Liners.

1908 Cunard Daily Bulletin, Fashion and Pleasure Resort Supplement

Annual supplement for 1908 that passengers could pick up and read at their leisure. Extremely rare and profusely illustrated periodical was typical of that era in steamship travel.

1908-01-24 Cunard Daily Bulletin - RMS Campania Edition

Cunard Daily Bulletin, RMS Campania Edition, provided readers with plenty of advertisements, short stories, Saloon Passenger List for this voyage, Marconigrams, Views of the RMS Mauretania, TSS Carpathia, RMS Carmania and Caronia, and the RMS Lusitania.

1908-06-10 Cunard Daily Bulletin - RMS Lusitania Edition

Cunard Daily Bulletin, RMS Lusitania Edition, provided readers with plenty of advertisements, short stories, Saloon Passenger List for this voyage, Marconigrams, View of the Enquiry Bureau onboard the RMS Carmania and Caronia, and a Photograph of the RMS Lusitania.

1908-07-22 Cunard Daily Bulletin - SS Ivernia Edition

Cunard Daily Bulletin, SS Ivernia Edition, provided readers with plenty of advertisements, short stories, Saloon Passenger List for this voyage, Marconigrams, View of the Enquiry Bureau onboard the RMS Carmania and Caronia, and a Photograph of the RMS Ivernia.

1908-09-11 Cunard Daily Bulletin - RMS Etruria Edition

Cunard Daily Bulletin, RMS Etruria Edition, provided readers with plenty of advertisements, short stories, Saloon Passenger List for this voyage, Marconigrams, View of the RMS Mauretania First Class Stateroom and a Photograph of the RMS Etruria.

1911-06-17 Cunard Daily Bulletin - RMS Mauretania Edition

Cunard Daily Bulletin, RMS Mauretania Edition for 17 June 1911, provided readers with plenty of advertisements, short stories, Saloon Passenger List for this voyage, Marconigrams, and a Photograph and Description of the New Cunard Steamship Ascania.

1912 Cunard Daily Bulletin, Summer Number

Featured Articles include: A Japanese Girl Painter of Genius: The Story of Miss Wakana Utagawa and her Art; The Adventuress -- A Short Story By J. J. Bell and A King in Babylon. Several illustrated Women's Fashion Articles are also included.

 

Cunard Daily Bulletin, Fashion and Pleasure Resort Supplement - 1908

 

1921-07 The Cunarder Travel Magazine

Featured Articles include: A Motor Trip from London to Bath, By Adelaide Bragg Gillespie; The Golf Courses of Scotland, By John Arnot and The Pine Forests of Switzerland.

1921-12 Cunarder Travel Magazine Christmas Number

Fetured Articles were 'Twas Christmas on the "Aquitania," By Charles Welton; The Playground of Europe, By Dorothy Cocks; and, The wormen's fashion number -- Wraps In Which To Welcome Atlantic Breezes, By Julia Marquis.

1922-11 Cunarder Travel Magazine - Special Mediterranean Cruise Issue

Volume 3, Number 5, November 1922 issue of the Cunarder, the Special Mediterranean Cruise Issue featured article was Highlights Of A Mediterranean Cruise, By Frank A. Owen.

1923-05 Cunarder Travel Magazine - Special Scandinavian Issue

The Cunarder, Volume 4, Number 5, May 1923 was a Special Scandinavian Issue that featured many articles about touring Scandinavia and their beautiful cities.

1923-09 The Cunarder: Special Scotch and English Number

The September 1923 Issue of the Cunarder, the Special Scotch and English Number featured article included: "So This Is London!" by A Recently Returned New Yorker, with Cartoons by Herman Roeg.

1923-12 The Cunarder, Christmas - Winter Issue

The December 1923 Christmas - Winter Issue of the Cunarder Magazine featured article was Christmas in the Desert, by Donald Townsend. Women's fashion of the day was illustrated by On the Crest of the Wave of Fashion number.

1924-02 The Cunarder: Prague - The City of Legends

The February 1924 issue of The Cunarder Magazine featured article was Prague - The City of Legends, by Dr. Borivoj Prusik. The women's Fashion piece was represented by On the Crest of the Wave of Fashion.

1924-03 The Cunarder: Budapest Hungary Issue

The March 1924 issue of The Cunarder featured a number of articles on Budapest Hungary. On the Crest of the Wave of Fashion featured women's fashion on board the steamships.

1924-07 The Cunarder Magazine: Mediterranean Special Issue

The July 1924 issue of The Cunarder was a Mediterranean Special Issue featured article was A Holiday on the Mediterranean, by A.E. Burroughs.

1924-11 The Cunarder Magazine: Special West Indies Number

The November 1924 issue of The Cunarder, a Special West Indies Number, featured article was: Highlights of a West Indies Cruise, by T.R. West.

1925-02 The Cunarder Magazine: England, Wales and The British Countryside

The February 1925 issue of The Cunarder -- the England, Wales and The British Countryside. Women's Fashions piece On the Crest of the Wave of Fashion reappeared with this issue.

1925-06 The Cunarder Magazine: Special Wembley Number

The June 1925 issue of The Cunarder: Special Wembley Number, Vol. 8 No. 6 featured article was Wonders Old and New at Wembley, by J.S. Crawford. On the Crest of the Wave of Fashion presents the latest in Onboard Fashions for Women.

1926-09 The Cunarder: A Travel Magazine

Delightful Cunard Travel Magazine Offers Photographs and Articles on Destinations, Fashions, and Who's Who on the Cunarders. This Issue Featured Articles Included: The Saving Sense, by M. E. Nichols; Charming Dalecarlia, by Gregory Scott; One of the Stone Dwellings of Pancorbo, by Herbert S. Kates; Geneva, the City of Enchantment, by Barbara Scott; "Cheerful, Merry, Dr. Brighton" by Patrick French; And Shopping Through France, Belgium and England, by Gwendoline Keene.

1930-05 The Cunarder Magazine, Scandianavian Issue

The May 1930 Scandianavian Issue of The Cunarder featured articles were Sweden's Modern Arts and Crafts, by Janet Stewart; and Suited to Travel, by Ruth Seder that featured women's fashions on board steamships of the day.

1930-08 The Cunarder Magazine, Far East Issue

The August 1930 Far East Issue of The Cunarder featured articles included: Pekin By Sydney Greenbie; The Happy Island Japan and the Japanese By Reneé Browne. Fill-Ins for the Traveler, Women's Fashions on board ship By Ruth Seder was also included.

1931-11 The Cunarder Magazine

The November 1931 issue of The Cunarder featured articles included: Five Ways to See Havana By Vincent Engels and Cartagena Recalls Medieval Spain By Elaine Bickerstaffe. Women's Fashion Article Hand Knitted Tweeds For Travelers By Ruth Seder.

1933-05 The Cunarder Magazine

The May 1933 issue of The Cunarder Magazine featured articles included: The Swedes Love Superfluity By Susan Smith; Exotic Journey By Charles T. Trego; and Knitting: The New Deck Sport By Ruth Seder.

1933-09 The Cunarder - A Modern Travel Magazine

The September 1933 issue of The Cunarder featured article was Curacao Curiosa Papiamentoe ... Perfume ... Pearls By Albert K. Dawson. Passports to Elegance the Women's Fashion Piece by Cunard Line featured two evening ensembles from Bergdoff Goodman.

 

Front Cover of the Christmas Number of the Cunarder Travel Magazine for December 1921

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924.

 

1911-07-03 Charity Entertainment Program - RMS Campania

Variety show style entertainment program performed onboard the RMS Campania of the Cunard Line to benefit various Liverpool and New York seamen's charitable organizations. The Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution was highlighted in this program.

1913-07-02 Cruise Tour B Souvenir Program - SS Carpathia

Very rare Itinerary and Souvenir Program for a European Cruise on the SS Carpathia of the Cunard Line in the year following its involvement in the rescue of the RMS Titanic.

1922-08-24 Charity Concert Program - RMS Scythia

Benefit Musical Concert onboard the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line to aid various seamen's charities of New York and Liverpool. These concerts were conducted several times during each voyage, with separate performances for each class of passenger.

1924-08-21 Cunard Line Charity Program - RMS Aquitania

Program of Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Institutions Held on Board the RMS Aquitania in the Second Class Dining Room on Thursday, 21 August 1924 at 9:15 pm. Mr. William Ryan, Chairman; Commodore Sir James Charles, K.B.E., C.B., R.D., R.N.R. (Rtd.), Captain.

1925-09-09 Sports Tournament Program - RMS Berengaria

Sports Tournament Program covers two days of a voyage beginning 9 September 1925 onboard the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line. Featured Events included Sack Race, Potato Race, Shuffleboard, Pillow Fight, and Deck Tennis. A Fancy Dress Ball was held after the event for awarding of prizes.

1929-07-19 Charity Concert Program - RMS Berengaria

Variety show and musical extravaganza for the benefit of British and American seamen's institutions performed onboard the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line for First Class passengers. Sir Arthur H. Rostron, former captain of the SS Carpathia, was the Commodore and Commander of the Berengaria.

1929-09 Program of Events - RMS Aquitania

Program of Entertainment Events onboard the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line. Covers Monday through Thursday during a Voyage in September 1929. The program includes the names of passengers on the Entertainment Committee. Primary activities include Deck Tennis, Shuffleboard, Bullboard, Bridge, Ping-Pong, Horse Racing, and Dancing.

1930s - Horse Racing Program - RMS Laconia

Hilarious Horse Racing Program dating from the 1930s performed on the deck of the RMS Laconia of the Cunard White Star Line. Entries included Eve by Rib out of Adam, Jealousy by Nose out of Joint, Stampede by Sale out of Basement, etc.

1930 - Horse Racing Program - RMS Samaria

The ever-popular "Horse Racing" program from the 1930s, this one on the RMS Samaria of the Cunard White Star Line. Presented by the "Samaria Jockey Club, race entries included Headache by Cocktails out of Various, Slender by Diet out of Vanity, and many more.

1930-09-20 Events Program - RMS Scythia

Social Events and Sports Tournament Program for the Voyage on the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line Beginning 20 September 1930 for Tourist Third Cabin passengers. Events included Deck Games, Horse Racing, Bridge and Whist, Movies, Concerts, Dances, and a children's party.

 

Front Cover, Tourist Third Cabin Events Program on the Cunard RMS Scythia, for Saturday, 20 September 1930

 

1930-09-25 Charity Entertainment Program - RMS Scythia

Variety Show style entertainment program performed for tourist class passengers on the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line in the Tourist class to benefit British and American seamen's institutions that were also listed in the program.

1931-01-10 Events Program - RMS Scythia

Informative Events Program from the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line. It covers a voyage from Liverpool to New York beginning 10 January 1931. Brief explanations of the many Deck Sports were provided to the passengers helps to make this an exceptional program from that era of ocean liner travel.

1936-07-30 Cabaret Concert Program - RMS Samaria

A Cabaret Concert in the Tourist Class Smoking Room onboard the RMS Samaria of the Cunard White Star Line on 30 July 1936. This charity concert benefited British, American, and Canadian Seamen’s charitable organizations.

1949-08-30 Program of Today's Events - RMS Queen Elizabeth

Program of Social and Sporting events onboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard White Star Line for Tuesday, 30 August 1949. Today's activities included movies, concerts, Rotary meeting, children's tea party, horse racing, cocktail hour, BBC newscast, dancing, and community sing-a-long.

1952-06-06 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Daily program of social events onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line featured several notices related to the Rotarians, Lions International, Kiwanis, US Customs - Landing Cards and Baggage Declarations, and a table tennis tournament. Other events were listed for the day from 7:00 am swimming to 12:30 am dancing.

1952-06-07 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Social and Sporting Events Program for Saturday, 7 June 1952 onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line. Cabin Class passengers have many options, including swimming, movies, Rotarian, Lions International, and Kiwanis meetings, concerts, news broadcasts, dancing, and more.

1952-06-08 Events Program - RMS Queen Mary

Cabin Class Program of Events for Sunday, 8 June 1952 onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line. Scheduled activities included a table tennis tournament, "Age Please" competition, movies, swimming gala, news broadcasts, concerts, horse races, dancing, and more.

 

Front Cover, Program of Events for Sunday, 8 June 1952 on Board the RMS Queen Mary.

 

Front Cover, RMS Berengaria Luncheon Bill of Fare - 21 July 1929

 

1898-02 Vintage Wine, Liquors, and Tobacco Menu

Vintage Card from the February 1898 included other items such as liquor, beverages, and tobacco. Printed on the reverse side of an Bill of Fare.

1898-09-10 RMS Campania Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare with a Liquor by the Drink List on the reverse side featured Fried Plaice, Broiled Finnan Haddin and Smoked Wiltshire Bacon.

1902-06-30 RMS Ivernia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from Monday, 30 June 1902 featured Beef Steak & Oyster Pie, Roast Pork – Stuffing -- Apple Sauce, and Sago Pudding for dessert. Reverse Side of Dinner Bill of Fare contains a Wine, Liqeur and Spirits Menu.

1902-04 Vintage Wine Spirits, and Liqueurs Fare Card

Wine, Liqueur and Spirits Bill of Fare from April 1902 printed on the reverse side of a menu from the RMS Ivernia, 30 June 1902.

1913-10-06 RMS Laconia Private Dinner Party Menu

This is a very rare personalized special embossed Bill of Fare for E. D. Jordon and Dinner guests in October of 1913.

1914-09-08 RMS Laconia Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from 8 September 1914 on a Westbound voyage from Liverpool to Boston, arriving in Boston the following day featured Grilled Cod Steaks and Yarmouth Bloaters.

1914-09-08 RMS Laconia Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare Card from a Westbound voyage from Liverpool to Boston featured Tortue Verte, Merlan Frit au Citron, Sirloin & Ribs of Beef and Gelee à la Russe for Dessert.

1921-06-27 RMS Aquitania Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare Card from 27 June 1921 featured Fillets of Codfish—Bercy, Boiled Leg of Mutton Caper Sauce, and Rice Pudding for dessert. Cunard Line Republic of France Emblem appeared on the reverse side.

1924-08-06 RMS Andania Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare Card from 6 August 1924 featured Fillets of Brill—Cardinal, Salmi of Duckling -- Green Peas, and Prime Ribs and Sirloin of Beef -- Horseradish.

1924-10-01 RMS Aquitania Children's Party Menu

Very rare Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 1 October 1924. Although it didn't state the class, we suspect that it was for Cabin Class passengers.

1926-08-26 RMS Berengaria Farewell Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from Thursday, August 26, 1926 on a westbound voyage that arrived at New York the following day. Featured items included Poached Salmon -- Hollandaise Sauce, Boiled Chicken -- Béchamel, and Kathrine Cake for Dessert.

1927-04 Cunard Line Wine, Spirits, and Tobacco List and Menu

Superb expansive Wine List from April 1927 features an extensive listing of Champagnes, Wines, Liqueurs, Beer, Mineral and Medicinal Waters along with the finest tobacco products and Playing Cards.

1927-06-21 RMS Berengaria Private Dinner Party Menu

This is a private Bill of Fare for passengers on a 21 June 1927 westbound voyage that originated from Southampton destined for New York. Bill of Fare selections were written in French.

1927-08-05 RMS Berengaria Breakfast Menu

Elegant Vintage Bill of Fare from 5 August 1927 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.

1927-09-03 RMS Caronia Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Third Class Bill of Fare Card from 3 September 1927 featured Roast Ribs and Sirloin of Beef, Horseradish Sauce, Fried Fillet of Lemon Sole, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.

1929-06-28 SS Aurania Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 28 June 1929 featured Suprême of Brett, Cardinal, Fillets of Lake Trout, Meunière, and Petits Fours for dessert. Many autographs were included with this menu.

1929-07-17 RMS Berengaria Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 17 July 1929 featured Tournedos — Mascotte, Croquette of Chicken — Maréchale, and Soufflé Pudding Suchard for dessert.

1929-07-18 RMS Berengaria Breakfast Menu

An expansive vintage Bill of Fare from 18 July 1929 featured Grilled Spanish Mackerel — Fines Herbes, Omelettes, Hashed Turkey -- Creole style and American and Wiltshire Smoked and Pale Bacon.

1929-07-21 RMS Berengaria Elegant Vintage Luncheon Menu

Elegant Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 21 July 1929 on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line featured an extensive selection including Escalope of Veal-Forestière, Ravioli à Ia Bolognaise, and Gelée au Vin for dessert.

1930-02-14 RMS Franconia Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

A very elegant Bill of Fare featured Fillets of Sole, Boiled Salmon, Mousse de Volaille and Tournedos on this Thos. Cook & Son World Cruise in 1930.

1930-05-20 RMS Scythia Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 20 May 1930 featured Poached Sea Bass Capetienne, Roast Turkey Cranberry Sauce, and Vanilla Bavaroise for dessert.

1930-07-19 RMS Ascania Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Bill of Fare from Saturday, 19 July 1930 featured Boiled Salmon, Sauce Hollandaise, Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Victoria Pudding for dessert.

1930-08-16 RMS Berengaria Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Bill of Fare from Saturday, 16 August 1930 featured Boiled Halibut—Sauce Duglere, Roast Haunch of Mutton—Onion Sauce, and Diplomat Pudding for dessert.

1930-08-22 RMS Berengaria Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 22 August 1930 featured Corned Brisket of Beef and Dumplings , Stewed Veal—Jardinière, and Apple Pie for dessert.

1930-09-24 RMS Scythia Breakfast Menu

Vintage Tourist Third Cabin Bill of Fare from 24 September 1930 featured Broiled Wiltshire, Danish and American Bacon, Bonny Boy Toasted Oats, and Buckwheat Cakes.

1931-10-18 RMS Franconia Breakfast Menu Card

Bill of Fare from 18 October 1931 offered an extensive array of the typical American breakfast including fruit, cereal, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast and preserves.

1933-08-09 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Exceptional cover graphics define this Vintage Bill of Fare from 9 August 1933 that featured Hot and Cold Consomme, Roast Turkey, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

1933-09-06 RMS Franconia Farewell Dinner Menu

The "Pirate" Bill of Fare from 6 September 1933 featured Tournedos -- Tourangelle, Calf's Head, Prime Sirloin & Ribs of Beef, and Roast Quail.

1933-11-07 RMS Aquitania Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 7 November 1933 featured Boiled Codfish -- Oyster Sauce, Croquettes of Veal and Ham, and Plum Pudding for dessert.

1934-04-01 RMS Mauretania Easter Dinner Menu

Beautiful graphic cover provides an entryway to an exceptional and extensive Au Revoir Bill of Fare. Entrées included Fresh Turtle Steaks, Sirloin Steaks Chasseur and Roast Quarter of Lamb.

1935-09-23 RMS Aquitania Farewell Dinner Menu

Colorful Cover Graphics Adorn this Vintage Bill of Fare from 23 September 1935 featured Supreme of Brill - Vin Blanc, Veal Pöjarskies, and Plum Pudding -- Brandy Sauce for dessert. Autographs and great graphics and lyrics for the song "Auld Lang Syne."

1936-06-08 RMS Queen Mary Strictly Kosher Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Monday, 8 June 1936 featured Boiled Fresh Salmon, Fried Haddock and Corn on the Cob.

1936-07-08 RMS Aquitania Strictly Kosher Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 8 July 1936 featured Baked Fresh Haddock, Omelette Portugaise and Frankfurters with Sauerkraut.

1937-08-08 RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare Card from 8 August 1937 featured Fillets of Sole Chesterfield, Chicken Halibut, Sauce Victoria, and Régence Pudding for dessert.

1938-08-20 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 20 August 1938 featured Sauté of Beefsteak, Bourgeoise, Sea Bass, Portugaise, and Zwieback Pudding for dessert.

1938-08-21 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 21 August 1938 featured Grey Mullet, Provençale, French Lamb Stew, and Gooseberry Pie for dessert.

1938-08-22 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 22 August 1938 featured Smelts à l'Anglaise, Canneroni à la Capri, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

1938-08-22 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Vintage "Get Together" Bill of Fare from Monday, 22 August 1938 featured Poached Halibut, Sauce Crevette, Paupiette of Beef, Portugaise, and Vanilla and Strawberry Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert. Cover Graphic is Superb.

1938-08-23 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 23 August 1938 featured Braised Ox Tail, Bourguignonne, Poached Hake, Crème au Gratin, and Vermicelli Pudding for dessert.

1938-08-24 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 24 August 1938 featured Duckling Cutlets, Clamart, Roast Quarters of Lamb, Mint Sauce, and Neapolitan and Vanilla Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert. "The Boyhood of Raleigh" Paiting Appears on the Cover.

1938-08-25 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 25 August 1938 featured Navarin of Lamb, Primeurs, Sirloin Steak, Maître d’hôtel, and Plum Pie for dessert.

1938-08-25 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Thursday, 25 August 1938 featured Fillet of Flounder, Meunière, Prime Sirloin and Ribs of Beef, Horseradish, and Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

1938-08-26 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 26 August 1938 featured Welsh Rarebits, Lamb Chops , and Apple Pie for dessert.

1938-08-26 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from Friday, 26 August 1938 featured Poached Halibut, Ménagère, Entrecote Steak, Crisp Onions, and Seville Pudding for dessert.

1938-08-27 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 27 August 1938 featured Navarin of Lamb, Primeurs, Braised Round of Beef, Jardinière, and Tapioca Pudding for dessert.

1938-08-27 RMS Franconia Farewell Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from 27 August 1938 featured Poached Salmon, Lobster Sauce, Fried Filet of Sole au Citron, and Bavarois à la Russe for dessert.

1939-05-07 RMS Lancastria Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Sunday, 7 May 1939 featured Fried Chicken, Honey Glazed Pineapple, Grenadins of Veal with Noodles, and Fresh Pears Flambés for dessert.

1940-12-26 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 26 December 1940 featured Broiled Haddock, Sauce Robert, Beefsteak and Kidney Pie, and Sago Custard Pudding for dessert. This Bill of Fare was prepared for "Officers". Beautiful Painting of the RMS Queen Mary is on the Cover.

 

Front Cover, Valentine's Day Dinner Menu, RMS Franconia, Cunard Line, 14 February 1930

 

1947-10-17 RMS Mauretania Luncheon Menu

Exquisite Bill of Fare from 17 October 1947 featured Braised Ox Tail, Jardinière, Breaded Escalope of Veal with Cole Slaw, Guinea Chicken with Succotash, and Pineapple Crush Pie for Dessert, The elegant cover included a Portrait of James II after Sir Godfrey Kneller.

1947-12-23 RMS Queen Mary Christmas Themed Luncheon Menu

This post war Christmas Season Bill of Fare featured Potage St. Germain, Grilled Fresh Herrings with Mustard Sauce, Tenderloin Hamburger Steak with Garmi Saratoga Potatoes and Compote de Fruits.

1949-08-28 RMS Queen Elizabeth Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Sunday, 28 August 1949 featured Fried Filet of Sole, Anglaise, Roast Chicken, Chipolata Sauce, and Plum Pudding, Sweet Sauce for dessert.

1949-08-29 RMS Queen Elizabeth Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 29 August 1949 featured Corned Brisket of Beef and Vegetables, Vienna Steak, Tomato Sauce, and Ice Cream for dessert.

1951-05-12 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Saturday, 12 May 1951 featured Supreme of Halibut, Cardinal, Medaillon of Veal, Milanaise, and Plum Pudding, Rum Sauce for dessert.

1952-05-11 RMS Queen Elizabeth Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 11 May 1952 featured Poached Halibut, Marguery, Braised American Ham, Madeire, and Pears Belle Hélène for dessert.

1952-06-12 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 12 June 1952 featured Savory Lamb and Vegetable Stew, Baked Pork and Boston Beans, and Rice Custard Pudding for dessert.

1952-06-15 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 15 June 1952 featured Roast Loin of Pork, Savory and Apple Sauce, Filets of Haddock, Mornay, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.

1952-06-16 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from 16 June 1952 offered standard American breakfast fare and treasures like Sauté of Kidney and Finnan Haddie in Milk.

1952-06-18 RMS Queen Elizabeth Dinner Menu

Extensive Vintage Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 18 June 1952 featured Bitock à la Russe , Rack of Lamb. Mascotte, and Soufflé Mercédès for dessert. "In the Trossachs" Watercolor Painting is Reproduced on the Cover.

1952-06-19 RMS Queen Elizabeth Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from 19 June 1952 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.

1952-06-19 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Thursday, 19 June 1952 featured Suprême of Turbot, Véronique, Pigeon en Cocotte, Polonaise, and Pineapple Soufflé for dessert. Watercolor Painting of Spring in Grosvenor Gardens Showing Statue of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882-1945 by Arthur Rowlands is on the Cover.

1952-08-11 RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 11 August 1952 featured Baked Bradenham Ham, Florentine, Roast Stuffed Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Orange Pudding for dessert. This Bill of Fare included "Yearbook" style autographs and well wishies from fellow passengers.

1952-08-12 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 12 August 1952 featured Grilled Fillet of Cod, Herb Butter, Lamb Chop and Saratogas, and Macédoine of Fruit for dessert.

1953-03-15 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Sunday, 15 March 1953 featured Sirloin Steak, Sauce Choron, Ham Slice, Glazed Pineapple, and Soufflé Printanier for dessert.

1953-03-28 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Saturday, 28 March 1953 featured Poached Turbot. Sauce Riche, Braised Calf's Sweetbreads, St. Cloud, and Charlotte Russe for dessert. Image of Swimming Dolphins on the Cover.

1953-03-29 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 29 March 1953 featured Fillet of Whiting, Orly, Frankfurter Sausage and Sauerkraut, and Lemon Chiffon Pie for dessert.

1953-03-29 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Sunday, 29 March 1953 featured Poached Fillet of Plaice, Sauce Vin Blanc, Veal and Ham Croquettes. Périgourdine, and Almond Sponge Pudding for dessert.

1953-03-30 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 30 March 1953 featured Roast Stuffed Shoulder of Veal, Portugaise, Braised Ox Tail with Vegetables, and Blueberry and Apple Pie for dessert. Very Colorful Spring Themed Cover.

1953-03-30 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Monday, 30 March 1953 featured Fried Fillet of Flounder and Lemon, Calf's Head, Vinaigrette, and Peach Shortcake for dessert.

1953-03-31 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 31 March 1953 featured Scotch Minced Collops, Buckwheat and Griddle Cakes, and Fried, Turned, and Poached Eggs.

1953-03-31 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 31 March 1953 featured Boiled Flat Ribs of Beef, Française, Filets of Cod, Grenobloise, and Cherry Flan for dessert.

1953-04-01 RMS Queen Mary Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 1 April 1953 featured Suprême of Turbot, Arlequin, Velouté Agnès Sorel, and Peach Melba for dessert. A page of autographs from fellow passengers was included.

1953-04-02 RMS Queen Mary Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from 2 April 1953 featured Finnam Haddie in Milk, Broiled Breakfast Bacon and Chipped Beef in Cream, and Buckwheat and Griddle Cakes.

1953-04-02 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 2 April 1953 featured Fillet of Lemon Sole, Meunière, Corned Round and Brisket of Beef with Dumplings, and Rice Custard Pudding for dessert.

1953-06-11 RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 11 June 1953 featured Spaghetti al Sugo, Grilled Cod, Maître d’Hôtel, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert. Statue of Liberty Themed Cover.

1953-06-12 RMS Queen Elizabeth Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 12 June 1953 featured Fresh Haddock, Dugléré, Pork Sausage, Devilled Sauce, and Apple Pie for dessert.

1953-06-14 RMS Queen Elizabeth Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 14 June 1953 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured Fried Fillet of Flounder and Lemon, Filet Steak, Bordelaise, and Plum Pie for dessert.

1953-06-14 RMS Queen Elizabeth Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from Sunday, 14 June 1953, featured Risotto à la Grecque, Calf's Feet en Tortue, and Blueberry Sundae for dessert. Very Intriguing Cover Design by Cunard.

1953-06-15 RMS Queen Elizabeth Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 15 June 1953 featured Vol au Vent à la Reine, Baked Cloved Ham, Marsala, and Pineapple Royale for dessert. Autographs of fellow passengers accompany this menu. Painting of RMS Queen Elizabeth on the Cover.

 

Front Cover, RMS Queen Mary Luncheon Bill of Fare - 30 March 1953

 

1955-06-08 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

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

1955-06-10 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from Friday, 10 June 1955 featured Braised Calf's Sweetbreads, Maintenon, Roast Duckling, Savory and Apple Sauce, and Coupe Edna May for dessert.

1955-06-11 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 11 June 1955 featured Cocky Leeky, Poulet de Grain Grille au Cresson, and Poire Melba for dessert. Very Interesting Maritime Themed Sculpture on Cover.

1955-06-11 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare Card from Saturday, 11 June 1955 featured Roast Leg, Loin and Shoulder of Lamb. Mint Sauce and Jelly, Roast Young Tom Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Meringue Glace Chantilly for dessert.

1955-06-12 RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 12 June 1955 featured Fried Fillets of Whitefish, Rémoulade Sauce, Cote d’Agneau Grillee, aux Petits Pois, and Compote of Peaches for dessert. Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon Appears on the Cover.

1955-06-12 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Colorful Vintage Bill of Fare from Sunday, 12 June 1955 featured Pied de veau Vinaigrette, Roast Milk-Fed Chicken Financière, and Coupe aux Fraises for dessert. Very Colorful Watercolor Painting on Front Cover.

1955-06-13 RMS Franconia Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Bill of Fare from 13 June 1955 offered passengers a typical American breakfast including fruit, cereal, eggs, bacaon, toast and marmalade.

1955-06-13 RMS Franconia Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 13 June 1955 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.

1955-07-21 RMS Scythia Farewell Dinner Menu

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

 

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

 

1905-12 Cunard Line Handbook

 

1905-12 Cunard Line Handbook

From the Introduction: "the information comprised in the following pages has been prepared for the use of Passengers traveling by the Cunard Hungarian-American Line from New York to the Mediterranean and Adriatic."

1931 - Spanning the Atlantic: The History of the Cunard Line

The feat of transporting across a dangerous ocean more people than inhabit some of our states with the loss, in time of peace, of but four lives, especially as these four lives were only the toll of an predictable caprice of the waves.

1959 - Tramps & Ladies: My Early Years in Steamers

This volume concerns the author's life at sea in tramp steamers and then as an officer of the famous Cunard Line in their fashionable transatlantic service. It culminates with Sir James's experiences of the saving of the survivors from the Titanic in 1912.

1987 - Cunard Archives Catalogue

When Cunard withdrew its headquarters from Liverpool in favour of Southampton, the surviving archives of the Cunard Steam-Ship Company were deposited with the Archive Unit at the University of Liverpool in batches over the period 1970-1972.

1987 - Cunard Line - Merchant Fleets #12

This volume is a rewrite and massive update of the second volume in the series which detailed the Cunard Line. It covers all 215 ships that have sailed under the company’s flag up to 1986, with complete technical details and histories of every ship.

1991 - Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990

Magnificent pictorial tribute to the long line of illustrious ships that sailed for the Cunard Line. Extensive fact-filled text, captions and over 180 photographs and illustrations.

1993 - The Cunard Line: A Pictorial History 1840 - 1990

An Illustrated history of the Cunard Line and the celebrated liners which have served the fleet, from its inception in 1840 to the demise of the great transatlantic liners.

1995 - Exploring the Lusitania

On May 7, 1915 the Lusitania, was sunk by a German U-boat, spurring U.S. involvement in World War I. Now, Dr. Robert Ballard probes the decades-old controversy surrounding this pivotal maritime tragedy.

1998 - Cunard Glory Days

This book, with page after page of beautiful photographs tells its story. Glory Days: Cunard provides a vivid reminder of the lost grandeur of ocean travel.

2003 - Transatlantic: Samuel Cunard, Isambard Brunel, and the Great Atlantic Steamships

In Transatlantic, the experience of crossing the Atlantic is re-created in stunning detail from the varied perspectives of first class, steerage, officers, and crew.

2004 - Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

In paying tribute to the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, maritime authority William Miller describes their magnificent lounges, staterooms, and other amenities.

 

Tramps & Ladies: My Early Years in Steamers

 

Big Cunard Developments (1922)

Important announcements concerning greatly extended services and new ships in commission, are made by the Cunard Company, and these plans, in view of their magnitude are likely to have considerable effect upon ocean travel.

Six big new oil-burning liners, of an aggregate tonnage of over 100.000, will form the basis for the renewal in the early spring of services that have lapsed since the war, owing to lack of vessels to maintain them. In addition, the three biggest ships of the fleet will by that time all burn oil fuel, and will form the fastest ocean service in the world.

The Canadian Service

Of particular importance and interest is the resumption of the direct services between England and Canada. This service, before the war, consisted of ships carrying cabin and third class passengers only, but the idea has been perfected and the Canadian service will now contain ships of three different types, appealing to all types of traveler.

The Liverpool, Queenstown. Quebec, Montreal service will be maintained by the Tyrrhenia, of 17,000 tons, carrying first, second and third class passengers, the Ausonia, of 15.000 tons, carrying cabin and third class, and the Albania, of 13,000 tons, carrying cabin passengers only.

To the London-Canada service the Andanla and Antonia have been allocated, both of them of 15,000 tons and carrying cabin and third class passengers. Passengers in this service all embark at Southampton, and the ships call at Cherbourg westbound to embark Continental passengers, and at Plymouth and Cherbourg eastbound.

All these ships have been designed especially for the Canadian trade and can carry a big quantity of cargo. In addition to a large number of passengers, like all new Cunarders, they burn oil fuel and are fitted with turbines of the latest double-reduction geared type.

To Call at Moville

Beginning next month, the Montreal-Glasgow steamers of the Cunard and Anchor-Donaldson Lines will call both eastbound and westbound at Moville, the port of Londonderry, Ireland. It is many years since Canadian ships called at the Irish port and the new connections to be made will be of great convenience to Irish passengers who wish to reach the United States or Canada at extremely moderate rates.

The Saturnia, sailing from Glasgow on March 24. Will stop at Moville on her way.to Halifax, Canada and Portland, Me. From the latter port railroads connect with all parts of the country. In May her terminal westbound port will be Montreal, also with numerous railroad connections to ail points in Canada and the United States.

Sailing westward from Montreal on June 23. the Athenia will call at the northern Irish port on her way to Glasgow, and offers excellent accommodations at attractive rates to people contemplating a visit to the Emerald Isle. The Saturnia will also make an eastbound call at Moville on her July 14 sailing from Montreal.

The Canadian route lops hundreds of miles off the sea voyage and the trip up or down the beautiful St. Lawrence River is an experience to be long and pleasantly remembered.

That moat popular route between Liverpool, Queenstown and Boston will be reopened by the Laconia, of 20,000 tons, which carries three classes of passengers. She is practically a sister-ship to the Scythia.

The Liverpool, Queenstown, New York service will be strengthened by the inclusion of the Samaria, another sister-ship to the Scythia, and there will be practically a weekly sailing from the Mersey to New York.

New York-Hamburg Route

During the spring the 20,000-ton Cunarder Caronia will supplement the favorite liner Saxonia on the New York to Hamburg route, sailing on April 8, May 13 and June 17 for the great German port, from which It is so convenient to reach points In Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and middle Europe.

The Caronia. one of the two most popular sister ships on the seven seas—her mate being the Carmania—Is one of the largest steamers sailing from New York to Hamburg this spring, and has many features to attract travelers in all classes, being especially attractive for those who wish to voyage in the third class.

There are many two, four and six-berth staterooms in this section of her accommodation, and this makes it very convenient for the comfort of families or small parties who wish to keep close together during the trip.

It also assures perfect privacy in this class there is also ample deck space, fore and aft. both open and covered decks. In addition to a large dining room, there is a spacious social hall, a smoking room and a ladies' room. A special stewardess takes care of women traveling alone.

For steadiness and comfort at (sea in all kinds of weather there is no ship to excel the commodious Caronia. Sailing from New York, she will call at Halifax, Plymouth, Cherbourg and Hamburg on the voyage of April 8; on the succeeding trips she will omit the call at Halifax, as the Cunard Line's new Canadian service will then be In full operation.

The Saxonia makes regular sailings to Hamburg, calling at Plymouth, and making a round trip monthly. The Caronia is now on a Mediterranean cruise and upon her return will immediately enter the Cunard Line’s New York-Hamburg service.

Express Service from Southampton

Pride of place, however, will doubtless go to the express service from Southampton and Cherbourg to New York. By the early spring the Berengaria, 52,000 tons, and the Mauretania, 31.000 tons, the world's fastest liner, will have been converted to oil-fuel burning, and with the Aquitania, 46,000 tons, will carry out a weekly service from the Hampshire port. This service of oil-burning ships, averaging well over 43,000 tons, will be the finest and fastest in the world.

Prior to the opening of the St. Lawrence for navigation various ships will call at Halifax, N. S. In addition to the new ships already mentioned, five other vessels are under construction and on their completion they will strengthen still further the above services or open out new ones.

A striking feature of this vast new feet is that all the ships possess only one funnel. However much the lack of a multiplicity of funnels may be regretted from a sentimental point of view. Their simplification enables much more accommodation to be devoted to passenger accommodation, because of the incorporation in the design of the latest developments in marine engineering. It may be only a brief step from one funnel to no funnel at all.

"Big Cunard Developments," in Shipping: Marine Transportation, Construction, Equipment and Supplies, New York: Shipping Publishing Co, Volume 15, No. 4, February 25, 1922, pp. 20-21.

St. Nicholas Assumes Command of the Aquitania

 

Christmas on the Cunard Line RMS Aquitania - 1921

Christmas gets to wherever you are. Distance, however great, cannot halt it, and it is superior to conditions. It finds its way in upon isolation with a breath of cheeriness. It spreads over the land and rides upon the Seven Seas.

Christmas Dinner At Sea - 1924

Bearing in mind all these modern arrangements, it is not surprising that Atlantic passengers who spend their Christmas at sea on board a Cunarder have lasting memories of a wonderful time.

J. W. Bailey Letter - RMS Saxonia - 1903

This letter, although brief recorded one of the roughest transatlantic voyages by the Saxonia from Liverpool to Boston. The newspaper clipping from a Boston newspaper was typical of the day as they announced notable passengers and spoke of the death of a passenger in Steerage during the voyage (7 March 1903) - a young girl from Sweden who was buried at sea.

The Isaac Hardy Letters - RMS Carpathia - 1904

In 1904 Isaac Hardy (1833-1905), a retired brick factory superintendent and his wife Mary Slack Hardy (1833-1910), left their home in Worksop, England, to spend the summer and autumn with their sons and grandchildren in Momence, Illinois where they had previously resided from 1893-1899.

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