1955 Vintage Menus Archival Collection
Vintage menus for 1955 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.
Vintage Dinner Menu from Wednesday, 8 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Roast Ribs and Sirloin of Beef, Hominy Fritters, Horseradish Cream, Poached Fresh Gaspe Salmon, Cucumber, Parsley Sauce, and Printanière Pudding for dessert.
Vintage Dinner Menu Card from Friday, 10 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Braised Calf's Sweetbreads, Maintenon, Roast Duckling, Savory and Apple Sauce, and Coupe Edna May for dessert.
Vintage Dinner Menu Card from Saturday, 11 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Roast Leg, Loin and Shoulder of Lamb. Mint Sauce and Jelly, Roast Young Tom Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and Meringue Glace Chantilly for dessert.
Vintage Luncheon Menu from 12 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Fried Fillets of Whitefish, Rémoulade Sauce, Cote d’Agneau Grillee, aux Petits Pois, and Compote of Peaches for dessert.
Colorful Vintage Dinner Menu from Sunday, 12 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Pied de veau Vinaigrette, Roast Milk-Fed Chicken Financière, and Coupe aux Fraises for dessert.
This 1955 Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from the Cunard Franconia II offered passengers typical American breakfast fare including fruit, cereal, eggs, bacaon, toast and marmalade.
Vintage Dinner Menu from 13 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Tete de Veau, Américaine, Creamed Chicken on Waffle Cake, and Cardinal Pudding, Sweet Sauce for dessert. The cover is a painting of the Cunard Building in Liverpool.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu from 21 July 1955 on board the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line featured Contre Filet of Beef, Demi-Glace, Poached Turbot, Hollandaise, and Gateau Au Revoir for dessert.
"Snowwhite" Themed Vintage Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card from Friday, 9 September 1955, on board the SS Maasdam of the Holland-America Line featured Omelet Paysanne, Broiled Ham, and Assorted Cold Cuts.
Vintage Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card from Tuesday, 13 September 1955, on board the SS Maasdam of the Holland-America Line featured Fried Fresh Fish with Lemon, Mushroom Omelet, and Sweet and Fancy Rolls.