1927 Vintage Menus Archival Collection
Vintage menus for 1927 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 Dinner Menu Card from 13 February 1927 on board the SS Demosthenes of the Aberdeen Line featured Fried Sole, Tomato Sauce, Roast Sirloin of Beef & Horseradish, and Plum Tart & Cream for dessert. The reverse side contained a daily progress report of distance traveled and weather conditions.
Superb expansive Wine List for the Cunard Line from April 1927 features an extensive Bill of Fare of Champagnes, French Sparkling Wines, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhine Still Wines, Moselle Still Wines, Italian Wines, Port Sherry Vermouth, Liqueurs, Cognac, Whisky, Gin, Rum, Cocktails, Cider, Ale, Stout, Beer, Mineral and Medicinal Waters along with the finest tobacco products and Playing Cards... Everything you could possibly want or desire during your meal or after a meal in the Smoking Room or Ladies Lounge.
Vintage Third Cabin Tourist Dinner Menu Card from 13 June 1927 on board the SS Regina of the White Star Line featured Sea Bass à la Commodore, Ribs and Sirloin of Beef Horseradish, and Pouding Baronne for dessert.
Large Format elaborate Saint Valentine's Day Dinner Bill of Fare from a 1927 Mediterranean Cruise on the RMS Transylvania of the Anchor Line. Featured Bill of Fare items included Prime Rib and Sirloin of Beef, Corned Ox Tongue, and Roast Gigot of Mutton.
This is a private dinner menu for passengers on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line on a 1927 westbound voyage that originated from Southampton destined for New York. Menu selections were written in French.
Vintage Breakfast Menu Card from 11 July 1927 on board the RMS Cameronia of the Anchor Line featured Oatmeal Porridge & Milk, Fried Fillets of Haddock, and Milk Scones.
Elegant Vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from 5 August 1927 featured an extensive array of offerings including Calf's Liver - Piquante Sauce, Boneless Codfish—Cream Sauce, Mutton Chops, and a wide variety of cereals, fruits, eggs and omelettes, cakes, breads, and beverages.
Vintage Tourist Third Class Farewell Dinner Menu Card from 3 September 1927 on board the RMS Caronia of the Cunard Line featured Roast Ribs and Sirloin of Beef, Horseradish Sauce, Fried Fillet of Lemon Sole, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.
Vintage Third Class Daily Bill of Fare Card from 30 September 1927 on board the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line featured Boiled Eggs for Breakfast, Braised Fillet of Fish for Dinner, and Matjes Herrings, Bacon Sauce for Supper.