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1908 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1908 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.

1908-07-04 SS Noordland Independence Day Dinner Menu

Menu Cover, Dinner on the SS Noordland of the American Line 4 July 1908

Date: Fourth of July 1908

Steamship Line: American Line

Featured Entrée: Broiled Chicken. Maryland Style

Other Featured Item: Neapolitan Ice Cream

Includes: Star Spangled Banner Lyrics

1908-08-10 TSS California Breakfast Menu

TSS California Breakfast Bill of Fare Postcard 10 August 1908

Date: 10 August 1908

Steamship Line: Anchor Steamship Line

Featured Entrée: Irish Stew

Other Featured Item: Breakfast Rolls

Includes: Postcard -- Visit Scotland by the Anchor Line

1908-11-21 SS Haverford Luncheon Menu

Menu Card, SS Haverford Luncheon Bill of Fare - 21 November 1908

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 1908

Steamship Line: American Line

Featured Entrée: Curried Lamb à la Madras

Other Featured Item: Custard Tart

Includes: Link to Passenger List for This Voyage


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The Folks Behind the GG Archives

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.