SS George Washington Farewell Dinner Menu - 7 July 1931

Menu Cover, Farewell Dinner Menu & Musical Program, SS George Washington, USL 1931

Front Cover of a Stately Farewell Dinner Menu and Musical Program, complete with a photograph of the dinner guests for this Tuesday, 7 July 1931 meal on board the SS George Washington of the United States Lines on the Voyage No. 25 - Eastbound. GGA Image ID # 1556636d6e


Executive Officers

Executive Staff and Musical Program



  1. Captain: GEO. FRIED, U.S.N.R.
  2. Chief Officer: E. A. RICHMOND
  3. Chief Engineer: JOHN B. MORRIS
  4. Chief Surgeon: DR. E. H. LINNEHAN
  5. Purser: A. KOPPENJAN
  6. Chief Steward: CH. H. HEIDORN


Musical Program

  • March "The STARS and STRIPES FOREVER" Sousa
  • Overture "LIGHT CAVALRY" Supne
  • Selection "The SUNNY SOUTH" Lampe
    Plantation Songs of the South
  • Medley "OLD TIMERS" Lake
  • Selection from "SHOW BOAT" Kern
  • March "AMERICAN LEGION" Barry
  • "Long, Long Trail"
  • "Auld Lang Syne"

RUDOLF HULTEN, Musical Director.

Farewell Dinner


Farewell Dinner


Your last night aboard ship . . . soon the cry will ring out ... "We dock soon, Sir!" It is the sincere hope of the United States Lines that your crossing has been delightful . . . that every expectation, as you gaily strode the gangplank, has been fulfilled. How much it would mean in the furtherance of our service could your innermost thoughts be plumbed ... could we share intimately your likes and dislikes . . . as you sum up your voyage! Radiant indeed would be a tapestry of service woven solely from the fabric of your likes . . . embellished by the highlights of pleasant surroundings, associations, new friends, new faces, new experiences . . . things we trust that have made your crossing a memorable one. Unless there is a an of regret in your leave-taking . . . as tomorrow's clocking hour looms . . . we shall have fallen short of our ideal . . . the perfect interlude at sea!


Group of Dinner Guests at Farewell Dinner Table on Board the SS George Washington of the United States Lines, 7 July 1931.

Group of Dinner Guests at Farewell Dinner Table on Board the SS George Washington of the United States Lines, 7 July 1931. GGA Image ID # 1e8808345c


Menu Items

Menu Items

  • Sewjruga Malossol Caviar
  • Iced Table Celery
  • Queen Olives
  • Pin Moneys
  • Canape Columbia
  • Mixed Pickles
  • Bordeaux Sardines
  • Pickled Anchovies
  • Salade a l'Italienne
  • Roquefort Puff

Hot :

  • Seasoned Almonds
  • Rissolées à la Reine
  • Philadelphia Pepper Pot
  • Velouté Du Barry, Profiteroles
  • Consommé Czarine

Cold :

  • Fruit Soup
  • Beef Broth


  • Poached Boned Whitefish, Normande
  • Broiled Turbot Steak, Astrachan Butter - Fried Tomato
  • Cold : Garneeles (shrimp) in Dish Gravy Jelly

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Recommended by the Chef :

  • Broiled Breast of Chicken "Oyster Bay"
  • Golden Western Sweet Potatoes - New Corn Sauté off the Cob
  • Râgout of Shrimp, Newburg

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  • Glazed Sweetbread "Delmonico"
  • Grenadin of Reindeer, Juniperberry Gravy, Sauerkraut w. Grapes
    Mousseline Potatoes
  • Cold : Westphalia Ham Smoked Ox-Tongue, Ecarlate
  • Saddle of Mutton, Currant Jam Strasbourg Pâté de Foie Gras
  • Legume : New Mammoth Asparagus, Mousseline Sauce
  • Refreshment : Lemon Sherbet, Nabiscos
  • Roast Prime Ribs of Beef
  • Roast Loin of Veal, Kidney Part, Cream Sauce
  • New Corn Sauté off the Cob Cauliflower, Zwieback Butter
  • New String Beans New Carrots and New Green Peas
  • Boiled, Baked, Mousseline or Golden Western Sweet Potatoes
  • Roman Salad, French or Russian Dressing
  • Sliced Tomatoes, Pieukerke
  • Bisquit Tortoni Ice Cream - French Macaroons Pousse Café
  • English Plum Pudding, Hard and Brandy Sauce
  • Walnut Cream Tart
  • Compote : Preserved Apricots Cantaloupe with Raisins
  • Brie, Swiss, Gorgonzola, Edam and Port Salut Cheese
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Layer Raisins
  • After Dinner Peppermint
  • Preserved Figs
  • Dromedary Dates
  • Fresh Fruit Basket
  • Demi-tasse (Coffee)

F. M. S. SEYFERT, Chef de Cuisine.

Menu is approximately 6x9"; photo is 5x7" matte finish

Back Cover

Back Cover of 1931-07-07 Farewell Dinner Menu

Tassel Binding of Farewell Dinner Menu

Tassel Binding of Farewell Dinner Menu

Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives Reference Number: 2510.2229.1795 2012-03-27

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