1905 Vintage Menus Archival Collection

Vintage menus for 1905 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, SS Pretoria Dinner Menu - 26 May 1905

1905-05-26 SS Pretoria Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu from Friday, 26 May 1905 on board the SS Pretoria of the Hamburg America Line featured Striped Bass à la Meunière, Saddle of Veal, Wax Beans, and Mixed Ice Cream for dessert. The Menu, printed in English and German, included a Concert Program.


Menu Card - Dinner Bill of Fare SS Caledonia 4 July 1905

1905-07-04 SS Caledonia Independence Day Dinner Menu

Fourth of July Bill of Fare from the SS Caledonia of the Anchor Line featured Green Turtle Soup, Mutton Cutlets à la Deplomate and Pudding à la Republic, Sherry Sauce.


Cover, SS Moltke Luncheon Menu - 24 July 1905

1905-07-24 SS Moltke Luncheon Menu

Uniquely constructed luncheon Menu card from the SS Moltke of the Hamburg America Line consisting of 3 pieces of paper glued together by design. Featured quality graphics common among German steamship lines of that era.


SS Minneapolis Dinner Menu Card - 25 November 1905

1905-11-25 SS Minneapolis Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Menu Card from 25 November 1905 on board the SS Minneapolis of the Atlantic Transport Line featured Prime Roast Ribs of Beef, Horseradish Sauce, Fore-quarter of Lamb, Mint Sauce, and Empress Pudding for dessert.


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