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First-class dinner menu from S.S. Leviathan
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
Dinner menu from August 23, 1923, showing the food served to first-class passengers on a transatlantic voyage aboard the steamship Leviathan.
Physical Description
Paper
Details
Date Made:
1923
Dates Used:
1923 - 1923
Locations:
New York
History
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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