Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, CEN_JRM_226
Breakfast menu for Tuesday, October 29, 1935, on the S.S. Coamo of the Porto Rico Line.
Do you see any foods you don’t recognize?
What is the name of the ship this meal is being served on?
Why would they have a menu on a steamship?
What kinds of workers would it require to serve this kind of breakfast?
On what date was this breakfast served?
Do you notice any Spanish food on the menu?
What would you have chosen for breakfast?
What was going on in the United States during the 1930s? Would this be a typical meal for most people at that time?
Find out what happened to the S.S. Coamo during World War II.
Home and Career: Write a dinner and lunch menu for the S.S. Coamo for the time period.
Art: Make a poster advertising a trip to New York City from San Juan on the S.S. Coamo. What kind of service would a person expect?
English Language Arts: Locate a breakfast menu from a cruise ship today. Write down the similarities and differences from the one on the Porto Rico Line.