1902 Vintage Menus Archival Collection
Vintage menus for 1902 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.
Breakfast Bill of Fare for 26 February 1902 featured a typical American fare including Buckwheat Pancakes, Omelots, Ham, Bacon, in addition to Rumpsteak, Calf's Liver and Grilled Vienna Sausages.
Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from 2 March 1902 featured Eggs Périgueux Style, Potato-Pancake with Cranberries, and Omelet aux Confitures.
Vintage Dinner Menu Card from Monday, 30 June 1902 on board the RMS Ivernia of the Cunard Line featured Beef Steak & Oyster Pie, Roast Pork – Stuffing -- Apple Sauce, and Sago Pudding for dessert. Reverse Side of Dinner Menu contains a Wine, Liqeur and Spirits Menu.
April 1902 Wine, Liqueur and Spirits Bill of Fare Card from the Cunard Line printed on the reverse side of a Bill of Fare card form the RMS Ivernia, 30 June 1902.