RMS Laconia Farewell Dinner Menu Card - 8 September 1914

Menu Card - Dinner Menu RMS Laconia 8 September 1914

Front Side of a Vintage Dinner Menu Card For Tuesday, 8 September 1914, on a Westbound Voyage of the RMS Laconia of the Cunard Line From Liverpool to Boston. Menu Selections Featured Tortue Verte, Merlan Frit AU Citron, Sirloin & Ribs of Beef, and Gelee à La Russe for Dessert. The Ship Arrived in Boston on 8 September 1914. Although Not Explicitly Stated, This Would Have Been the Farewell Dinner. GGA Image ID # 155c475e1b


Menu Items

  • Hors d'Oeuvres -- varies


  • Tortue Verte (Green Turtle)
  • Potage Waterloo (Waterloo Soup)


  • Coding -- Sauce Fines Herbes (Herb Sauce)
  • Merlan Frit au Citron (Lemon Fried Whiting)


  • Salmi de Gibier -- Jules Janin (Game Salmi -- Jules Janin)


  • Sirloin & Ribs of Beef (Beef Sirloin & Beef Ribs)
  • Quarter of Lamb (Lamb's Quarters)
  • Braised Gosling


  • Cauliflower
  • Rice
  • Epinards à la Creme (Creamed Spinach)


  • Boiled Potatoes
  • Mashed Potatoes


  • Ox Tongue -- Succotash


  • Crème Parisienne (Parisian Cream)
  • Tarte Namuroise (Namur Tart)
  • Gelee à la Russe (Russian Jelly)
  • Mignardises (Sweets)
  • French Ice Cream & Wafers


  • Fruit
  • Coffee

American Flags on Back Side of 1914 Laconia Dinner Menu

Back Side, RMS Laconia Dinner Menu Card, 8 September 1914. GGA Image ID # 1e9af8cb23


Information about Menu

  • Date: 1914-09-08
  • Class: Not Stated
  • Number of Printed Pages: 2 Placard Style - insides are blank; back side is the Cunard insignia.
  • Dimensions: 12.8 x 18.5 cm
  • Notable Passengers: Willey, Catherine. Boston, Laconia, September 9, 1914. En route to Lake Forest, Illinois, surviving passenger on the Lusitania.
  • Elizabeth and Florence Whitehead sailed on the Cunarder Laconia on 1 September 1914 arriving in Boston on 8 September. The sisters also were survivors of the Lusitania.
  • World War I: This voyage was made after the declaration of war on August 4, 1914.
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