Canadian National Railway Menus

The Canadian National Railways issued a series of menus during the Second World War featuring artful, color photographs of different Canadian landscapes. From Lion's Gate Bridge in British Columbia to Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, these menus highlighted the different regions of Canada, and the vastness of the country. Between options for sandwiches and salads, passengers would have seen the "V" for victory printed above a message that encouraged Canadians to buy war savings certificates and stamps. 

A special menu was issued in February 1943 titled "Salute" praising the work and sacrifice of Canada's Fighting Services, recognizing them as "the valiant breed, the unconquerable breed of Canada." Instead of a photo of a Canadian landscape, this menu version displays a color painting of the different military service fields. 

Canadian National Railways, Menu (Montreal, Quebec: N.D). Updated to include Salute to Canada’s Fighting Services, Hopewell Rocks, General Station in Montreal, Lion’s Gate Bridge, Snow Dome and Chateau Laurier front cover art editions.

Folders. 17cm x 25cm.
Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
Second World War