1920 Vintage Menus Archival Collection

Vintage menus for 1920 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 Stavangerfjord Third Class Farewell Dinner Menu from the 1920s.

1920s - SS Stavangerfjord Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Third Class Dinner Menu Card from the 1920s onboard the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-American Line featured Fried Halibut with brm. Butter, Roast Leg of Reindeer with Cream Sauce, and Coupe Africaaine for dessert. The backside featured autographs of fellow passengers.


inner Menu, Scandinavian American Line SS Frederik VIII, 1920, Second Cabin

1920-08-08 SS Frederik VIII Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Second Cabin Dinner Menu Card from Sunday, 8 August 1920 on board the SS Frederik VIII of the Scandinavian-American Line featured Frankfurter with German Potato Salad, French Marinated Beef Dish (Carbonnade de Boeuf), and Smoked Ham. A Danish Menu that emphasizes meat and cheeses to make open faced Danish sandwiches that are very common throughout Denmark and especially Copenhagen.


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