A recent gift to the Museum consists of passenger steamship ephemera of different types of materials including menus from various passenger lines from the first half of the 20th century. This illustration of a menu cover is, oddly enough, from a Mediterranean cruise in February of 1934 aboard the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer COLUMBUS. A small selection of the delectables available at lunch included Eggs Lukullus, “Frizzled” Smoked Beef, Braised Oxtail, Semolina Crullers and Bel Paese cheese. Norddeutscher Lloyd graphics (and luncheons!) were some of the most creative and colorful of the steamship lines.
|Menu, Norddeutscher Lloyd ship COLUMBUS, 1934.|
|Postcard of Steamer COLUMBUS, Norddeutscher Lloyd.|
Mystic Seaport accession number 1951.1776
Originally from the collection of the
Steamship Historical Society of America
This link to a previously cataloged ephemera collection is a listing of some of the other steamships and lines represented in the collections at Mystic Seaport.