1936 Vintage Menus
Vintage menus for 1936 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.
1936-05-25 SS Dunluce Castle Dinner Menu
Rare Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from 25 May 1936 on board the SS Dunluce Castle of the Union-Castle Line featured Mignon of Beef Benjamin, Supreme of Turbot, Sauce Riche, and Junket aux Fraises Chantilly for dessert.
1936-06-08 SS Normandie Luncheon Menu
Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 8 June 1936 on board the SS Normandie of the CGT French Line featured Lamb from Pauillac with fresh vegitables, Brill with Normande sauce, and Strawberry souffle for dessert.
1936-06-08 RMS Queen Mary Kosher Dinner Menu
Strictly Kosher Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 8 June 1936 onboard the RMS Queen Mary, featured Boiled Fresh Salmon, Fried Haddock and Corn on the Cob.
1936-07-03 SS Hamburg Breakfast Menu
Beautiful graphic Breakfast Bill of Fare dating from 1936 from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line offer traditional American fare plus sirloin steaks, german fried potatoes, and Bologna.
1936-07-08 RMS Aquitania Kosher Luncheon Menu
Strictly Kosher Lunch Bill of Fare from the RMS Aquitania for Wednesday, 8 July 1936. Bill of Fare featured Baked Fresh Haddock, Omelette Portugaise and Frankfurters with Sauerkraut.
1936-09-01 SS Bergensfjord Daily Menu Card
Vintage Third Class Daily Bill of Fare Card from 1 September 1936 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Oatmeal for Breakfast, Potage Marie Louise for Dinner, and Ragout of Veal with Vegetables for Supper. The reverse side was the Bill of Fare in Norwegian..
1936-09-04 SS Bergensfjord Daily Menu Card
Vintage Daily Bill of Fare Card from 4 September 1936 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian American Line featured Oatmeal for Breakfast, Fried Mackerel for Dinner, and Mutton with Cabbage for Supper. The reverse side was the Bill of Fare in Norwegian..
1936-09-05 SS Bergensfjord Daily Menu Card
Vintage Daily Bill of Fare from 5 September 1936 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featuredOatmeal and Boiled Eggs for Breakfast, and Corned Beef Hash for the Luncheon. Dinner for this date was a special Farewell Dinner Menu.
1936-09-05 SS Bergensfjord Dinner Menu
Vintage Third Class Dinner Bill of Fare from 5 September 1936 on board the SS Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Baked Filet of Fish with Tomatoe Sauce, Roast Goose with Red Cabbage, and Crocan Ice Cream with Crackers for dessert.
1936-09-10 SS Montclare Farewell Dinner Menu
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 10 September 1936 on board the SS Montclare of the Canadian Pacific featured Fillet of Beef Roasted, Dubarry, Macedoine au Beurre, and Smyrna Pudding for dessert. The Bill of Fare contained two pages of autographs from fellow passengers.
1936-12-29 SS Scharnhorst Dinner Menu
Very Rare Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 29 December 1936 on board the SS Scharnhorst of the North German Lloyd featured Fried Frog’s Legs Casanova, Entre Côte garnished with Vegetables, Sauce Colbert, and Ice Cup Venus for dessert. This German Steamship of the Third Reich had a short service life spanning four years.