1951 Vintage Menus Archival Collection

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 Menu - 12 May 1951

1951-05-12 RMS Queen Mary Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu 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 Menu - 23 May 1951

1951-05-23 SS Nieuw Amsterdam Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Cabin Class Farewell Dinner Menu 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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