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1939 Vintage Menus

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.

Front Cover, RMS Lancastria Dinner Bill of Fare - 7 May 1939

1939-05-07 RMS Lancastria Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare 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.


Front Cover of a Vintage Children's Party Menu from 5 September 1939 on board the MS Northern Prince of the Furness Prince Line

1939-09-05 MS Northern Prince Children's Party Menu

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.


Front Cover, SS Statendam Dinner Bill of Fare - 30 November 1939

1939-11-30 SS Statendam Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Bill of Fare 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.


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The Folks Behind the GG Archives

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.