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1951 Vintage Menus

Vintage menus for 1951 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 Queen Mary Dinner Bill of Fare - 12 May 1951

1951-05-12 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 12 May 1951 on board the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard White Star Line featured Supreme of Halibut, Cardinal, Medaillon of Veal, Milanaise, and Plum Pudding, Rum Sauce for dessert.

Front Cover, SS Nieuw Amsterdam Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 23 May 1951

1951-05-23 SS Nieuw Amsterdam Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Cabin Class Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 23 May 1951 on board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line featured Medaillon of Salmon Bonaparte, Fried Steak, Bearnaise Sauce, and Frozen Smiles for dessert.


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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.