Dominion Lunch Menu

This 1951 menu for Canadian Pacific’s premiere train, the Dominion, offered numerous entrées: ham & spinach; lamb stew; mushroom omelet; grilled or fried fish; chicken or salmon salad; and more. Most of these were available on both the table d’hôte and a la carte sides, and a la carte also included a variety of egg dishes.

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Canadian Pacific used this cover photo on other menus, including this one from 1963. However, the yellow background is unusual, though we’ve seen 1950 menus with red and blue backgrounds. I’m not sure what they signified except that CP had a creative graphics artist in the early 1950s.

This menu came with an envelope that someone might have used to send the menu to a friend as a souvenir of their trip (and, incidentally, an advertisement for Canadian Pacific trains). Although the envelope itself isn’t dated, it must have been available in 1951.

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