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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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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.