1926 Vintage Menus Archival Collection
Vintage menus for 1926 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.
Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Postcard in German from 9 January 1926 on board the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd featured Sautéed Liver, Spicy Sauce, Fried Potatoes for Breakfast, Roast Pork - Red Cabbage - Potato Sauce for Lunch, and Wiener Rostbraten, Princess Potatoes for Dinner. The reverse side is a postally unused postcard.
Lunch Menu for Sunday, 31 January 1926 on board the SS Berlin of the Norddeutcher Lloyd. Featured item from the Menu included Corned Brisket Beef, White Cabbage with Bouillon Potatoes.
Lunch Menu for Monday, 1 February 1926 Featured item from the Menu included Fried Home-made Sausage, Lentils German Style, and Mashed Potatoes.
Vintage Student-Tourist Saloon Farewell Dinner Menu and Music Program from 8 August 1926 on board the SS Orca of the RMSP featured Poached Halibut, Oyster Sauce, Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, and Vanilla Blancmange and Fruit for dessert.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu Post Card from 22 August 1926 on board the SS Oranje Nassau of the Royal Netherlands Steamship Company featured Suprême of Turbot à la Nantua, Leg of Roebuck à la Niçoise, and Fancy Cake for dessert.
Farewell Dinner Menu Card from Thursday, August 26, 1926 the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line on a westbound voyage that arrived at New York the following day Photograph of the RMS Berengaria adorned the top Border.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu from Sunday, 26 September 1926 on board the SS Leviathan of the United States Lines featured Boiled Brook Trout, Sauce Niçoise, Boiled Potatoes, Roast Sirloin of Beef, Southern Style, and Pudding Milanaise, Strawberry Sauce for dessert.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu and Music Program from 3 October 1926 on board the SS Republic of the United States Lines featured Filet of Solo à la Doria, Saddle of Lamb, Brabant, and Profiteroles Glacé au Chocolat for dessert. This beautifully scripted Menu also listed chief officers of the ship.
Vintage Welcome Dinner Postcard Menu from 9 October 1926 on board the SS President Harrison of the Dollar Steamship Line featured Breast of Guinea Chicken en Cocotte with Noodles Polonaise, Prime Ribs of Beef, au Jus, and Bavarois Religeuse for Dessert.