Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

1917 Christmas Menu Napkin from USS Arizona (BB-39)


<p>Christmas Menu Napkin USS Arizona 1917</p>

Title: Napkin, Christmas Menu, USS Arizona (BB-39) 1917
Accession #: NHHC 07-791-A
Circa: 1917
Size: 34.9 x 35.5
Medium: Paper
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

One Christmas dinner menu from the USS Arizona (BB-39) White tissue paper, rectangular shaped, with a printed border design that consists of a red ribbon, green holly leaves, and red berries. Upper right obverse corner has a black and white ship photograph labelled "U.S.S. Arizona." Three lit white candles are situated in the holly in the top left corner. Each candle has black lettering that reads in part "Merry Christmas / U.S.S. Arizona / 1917."  The Christmas dinner menu includes:  

Soups

Cream of Chicken au Riz                                                           Tomatoes

Relishes

Celery                                                                                Sweet Pickles

Entrees

Spiced Virginia Ham

Caper Sauce                                                         Candied Sweet Potatoes

Roasts

Young Turkey (Oyster Dressing)

Giblet Gravy                                                                      Cranberry Sauce

Roast New Potatoes

Asparagus Tips                                                                        Green Peas

Desserts

Mince Pie                                   Cake                              Pumpkin Pie

Ice Cream                                                                                 Fruits

Mixed Nuts                                                                              Coffee

                   Cigars                

Holiday dinners are an important aspect of Navy life. No matter where in the world a Navy crew finds itself during the holidays, the ship's mess does their best to create a nice feast.  

Published: Wed Apr 29 15:18:37 EDT 2020