1908 Vintage Menus Archival Collection

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.


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

1908-07-04 SS Noordland Independence Day Dinner Menu

This rare fourth of July Bill of Fare from the SS Noordland of the American Line featured Broiled Chicken. Maryland Style and Petits Fillets Mignonne's. The complete lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner were printed on the bask side of the menu.


TSS California Breakfast Bill of Fare Postcard 10 August 1908

1908-08-10 TSS California Breakfast Menu

Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare Postcard from 10 August 1908 featured a limited selection including Halibut Steaks, Stewed Sausages and Mashed Potatoes, and Irish Stew. The attached postcard featured views of the Twin Screw Steamship (TSS) "California", and Dunfermline Abbey in Scotland.


Menu Card, SS Haverford Luncheon Menu - 21 November 1908

1908-11-21 SS Haverford Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Menu from 21 November 1908 on board the SS Haverford of the American Line. featured Curried Lamb à la Madras, Stewed Rump Steak, and Cocoanut, Custard Tart for dessert.


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