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1946 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1946 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 Drottningholm Luncheon Bill of Fare 27 May 1946

1946-05-27 SS Drottningholm Luncheon Menu

Luncheon Bill of Fare from 27 May 1946 on board the SS Drottningholm of the Swedish American Line, featured Chopped Beef à la Lindstrom for Standard Class Passengers on an eastbound voyage from New York to Gothenburg.


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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.