1939 Vintage Menus Archival Collection
Vintage menus for 1939 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 from Sunday, 7 May 1939 on board the RMS Lancastria of the Cunard White Star featured Fried Chicken. Honey Glazed Pineapple, Grenadins of Veal with Noodles, and Fresh Pears Flambés for dessert.
Vintage Children's Party Menu from 5 September 1939 on board the MS Northern Prince of the Furness Prince Line featured Little Chicken Sandwiches, Strawberry Blanc Mange, and Assorted Pastries for Dessert.
Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Menu from Thursday, 30 November 1939 on board the RMS Statendam of the Holland-America Line featured Roast Boneless Saddle of Lamb, Roast Hare with Apple Sauce, and Mixed Compote for dessert.