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1921 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1921 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.

1921-06-27 RMS Aquitania Luncheon Menu

Front Cover, RMS Aquitania Luncheon Bill of Fare - 27 June 1921

Date: 27 June 1921

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Featured Entrée: Boiled Leg of Mutton

Featured Dessert: Rice Pudding

Includes: Republic of France Emblem

1921-10-23 TSS Assyria Dinner Menu Card

Front Cover, Dinner Menu Card, PLClass Class on the TSS Assyria of the Anchor Line, 23 October 1921.

Date: 23 October 1921

Steamship Line: Anchor Steamship Line

Featured Entrée: Chicken à la Marengo

Other Featured Item: Plum Pudding


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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.