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1932 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1932 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 Europa Dinner Bill of Fare - 15 June 1932

1932-06-15 SS Europa Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Wednesday, 15 June 1932 on board the SS Europa of the North German Lloyd featured Yorkshire Ham in Rhine Wine Metternich, Suprême of Chicken Maryland, and Nesselrode Pudding, Currant Sauce for dessert. The Bill of Fare was printed in both German and English.

Front Cover, Dinner Menu, on the SS De Grasse of the CGT French Line, Friday, 17 June 1932.

1932-06-17 SS De Grasse Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu from 17 June 1932 on board the SS De Grasse of the CGT French Line featured Red Snapper Nantua Sauce, Poached Eggs Cardinal, and Gabrielle Ice Cream for dessert.

SS American Banker Dinner Bill of Fare 25 June 1932

1932-06-25 SS American Banker Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 25 June 1932 on board the SS American Banker of the American Merchant Lines featured Boiled Halibut with Sauce Hollandaise, Filet Steak with Mushrooms, and Peach Melba for dessert.


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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.