1948 Vintage Menus Archival Collection
Vintage menus for 1948 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.
Graphically beautiful Vintage First Class Dinner Menu from Friday, 23 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Braised Escalops of Sweetbread, Toulousaine, Glazed Ballotine of Veal, Princesse, and Galettes Viennoise for dessert.
Elegant Vintage First Class Dinner Menu from Saturday, 24 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus, Calf's Tongue, Italienne sauce, and Tartelettes Pensé for dessert.
Vintage Dinner Menu with exceptional graphics from Wednesday, 28 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Vol-au-Vent à la Toulouse, Roast Long Island Duckling, and Galettes MacMahon for dessert.