1929 Vintage Menus
Vintage menus for 1929 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.
1929-04-01 Cunard Cocktails & Liqueurs Menu
Cocktails, Liqueurs, Cigars, Cigarettes, Playing Cards, etc. are listed in this comprehensive menu prepared for the express steamers of the Cunard Line, which was last revised on 1 April 1929.
1929-04-21 SS American Trader Dinner Menu
Vintage dinner Bill of Fare from 21 April 1929 on board the American Trader of the American Merchant Lines featured Broiled Bluefish, Sauce Tartare, Baked Meat Pie, and for dessert, Ice Cream Melba and Assorted Pastries.
1929-04-27 SS American Trader Farewell Dinner Menu
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 27 April 1929 on board the SS American Shipper of the American Merchant Lines featured Fried Boston Sole, Anchovy Butter, Tenderloin of Beef, Braised, with Mushrooms, and French Pastry for dessert. The Bill of Fare included a list of executive officers and autographs.
1929-05-24 SS American Shipper Dinner Menu
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from the SS American Shipper of the American Merchant Lines featured Broiled Fillet of Salmon, Shrimp Patties, Fricasse of Chicken with Noodles, Compote of Cherries with Rice, Prime Ribs of Beef, Saddle of Lamb, and Green Apple Pie à la Mode for dessert.
1929-05-26 SS American Shipper Dinner Menu
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 26 May 1929 featured Chicken Liver Patties, Financiere, Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, and Ice Cream with French Pastries for dessert. Included List of Executive Officers and Autographs from Seven Dinner Guests.
1929-06-28 SS Aurania Farewell Dinner Menu
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 28 June 1929 on board the SS Aurania of the Cunard Line featured Suprême of Brett, Cardinal, Fillets of Lake Trout, Meunière, and Petits Fours for dessert. Many autographs were included with this Menu.
1929-07-17 RMS Berengaria Dinner Menu
Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 17 July 1929 on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line featured Tournedos—Mascotte, Croquette of Chicken—Maréchale, and Soufflé Pudding Suchard for dessert.
1929-07-18 RMS Berengaria Breakfast Menu
An expansive vintage Breakfast Bill of Fare from 18 July 1929 featured Grilled Spanish Mackerel—Fines Herbes, Omelettes, Hashed Turkey -- Creole style and American and Wiltshire Smoked and Pale Bacon.
1929-07-21 RMS Berengaria Luncheon Menu
Elegant Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 21 July 1929 on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line featured an extensive selection including Escalope of Veal-Forestière, Ravioli à Ia Bolognaise, and Gelée au Vin for dessert.
1929-07-29 SS Bergensfjord Luncheon Menu
Vintage Cabin Luncheon Bill of Fare from 29 July 1929 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Hungarian Goulasch, Consommé Macédoine, and Gâteau Mille-feuille for dessert.
1929-11-08 SS Lapland Farewell Dinner Menu Card
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 8 November 1929 on board the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line featured Fillet of Sole, Vin Blanc, Lobster Cutlets, Canopère, and Chocolate Eclairs for dessert. A page of Autographs were included in this Menu.