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Cover of menu from S.S. Leviathan

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Cover of menu from S.S. Leviathan


This object appears in the following sections:

Work and Industry
Working on the Ocean Liner Leviathan — The Stewards’ Department

Arts and Leisure
Transatlantic Souvenirs — Collecting Leviathan

Inside of menu from S.S. Leviathan
Inside of menu from S.S. Leviathan

Leviathan in New York Harbor

Steamship Leviathan (model)

Menu from S.S. Leviathan
Catalog #: 1991.0856.66, Accession #: 1991.0856
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
This combined Dinner Menu and Music Program was given to the First Class passengers who were traveling aboard the Leviathan on Sunday, December 22, 1929.
Physical Description
Artifact. The cover artwork on this First Class Dinner Menu and Music Program from December 22, 1929, depicts the ship Leviathan as seen from the banks of a woodland stream ashore. In keeping with the season, the menu and program inside are printed in green and red. In addition to the music program and dinner menu there is a space for autoographs. The dimensions of this paper memento are 12" L (open) x 9" W.
Date Made:
Dates Used:
1929 - 1929
New York
Transatlantic passage
Gift of Frank O. Braynard
The ocean liner Leviathan was built as the Vaterland for Germany's Hamburg-American Line in 1914. During World War I the American government seized the ship and operated it as a troopship. After a complete reconditioning at Newport News, Virginia, in 1922-23, the Leviathan became the flagship of the new United States Lines, which operated it for the U.S. Shipping Board until 1929. Subsequently sold into private hands, the ship ran until 1934. Laid up as a result of high operating costs and low Depression-era patronage, the Leviathan was sold to Scottish shipbreakers in 1938 and dismantled.

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