1900 Vintage Menus Archival Collection
Vintage menus for 1900 in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenir breakfast, luncheon, dinner, daily, private party, special occasion, and specialty menus provided to the passengers during their voyage.
Many of these souvenir menus have disappeared over the years. Our collection contains a sampling of menus initially produced and printed by the steamship lines.
They are often used to illustrate family history books for immigrants from this time. The menus are organized in date order.
Front Cover of a Vintage Luncheon Menu from 25 February 1900, on board the RMS Oceanic of the White Star Line featured Halibut with Hollandaise Sauce, Tenderloin of Beef with Madeira Sauce, and Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce for Dessert.
Vintage Dinner Menu from Saturday, 26 May 1900 on board the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Gross of the Norddeutscher Lloyd featured Codfish au Gratin à la Mornay, Glazed Tongue with Mushrooms, and Soufflé of Chocolate for dessert.
Luncheon Menu Card is for an unamed class of passengers for a 15 June 1900 Eastbound voyage of the SS Lahn of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line. The Menu is written in German and English.
Luncheon Menu Card for a 20 June 1900 Eastbound voyage of the SS Lahn of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Line. The Menu featured Codfish and Roast Beef. Written in German and English.
Vintage Luncheon Menu Card from 8 September 1900, on board the SS Werra of the Norddeutscher Lloyd featured Cream Soup of Lentils with Frankfort Sausage, Grilled Pigeons on Toast, and Vegetable & Tomato Salad.