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 "Death is Waiting for You", A Fire Safety Blotter shows death near by. Ministry of Public Works.Quebec, Canada.1940s  A Collection of Menus and related Ephemera from Yale, circa 1902. Yale.New Haven, CT.1902
A fire-safety postcard distributed by the Ministry of Public Works in Quebec. The blotter is specifically warning against cooking fires. On the right side of the postcard is a black and white illustration of a woman cooking on the stove as she appears to be pouring something into the pan. Behind her, surrounded by smoke, is death (a skeleton) reaching out towards her. On the left side of the card is the phrase "De vous servez pas de petrole pour allumer ou raviver un feu car la mort vous guette", which roughly translates to "Do not use oil to light or rekindle a fire because death is waiting for you." Artist printed signature illegible. Measures 6" x 3".. A collection of four items relating to Yale University. The first item is program to the 25th Annual Banquet of the Yale News, which took place on March 7, 1902. This was the quarter-centennial for the Yale Daily News, and the ten page program (including covers) features a menu and a list of guest, as well as a little description of the newspaper itself. Portions of this program look as though they are a newspaper rather than an event program. String binding. Measures 8" x 5 1/2". The second item is the menu from the Alumni dinner on June 25, 1902 that took place at University Hall. It is a single fold program with a decorative blue ribbon. The interior of the menu features a black and white photograph of University Hall, and a menu, that lists such dishes as larded fillet of beef and Neapolitan ice cream. Measures 5" x 4" (folded), 8" x 5" (unfolded). The third item is menu to an unknown, undated event at Yale. Each item on the menu has 'Yale' in the title, such as Yale Oyster Stew and Yale Apple Pie. The menu is printed with blue ink  and features several small decorative devices along the border. Measures 10" x 4". The last item is a small, possibly unrelated, card with a handwritten sentiment. Measures 3 1/2" x 2"..
 A Hand Constructed Promotion with Calendar and Card for a Baker and Caterer, Sanford ME with Real Cake Icing  Adorning the Cover. c1902.  . ..  A Pair of Satirical Menus Written in Tongue-in-Cheek Olde English - Ye Grate Publick Repaste & Supper for Ye Menne Folk. .Eliot, Maine.1895-1896
A 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" single fold heavy card stock promotion with real cake icing adorning the front cover. The inside has an applied calendar pad for 1902 at left and a promotional card featuring an image from a photograph captioned "Tebbett's and his "Six Little Bakers' (depicting his family at work).  It promotes the Baker and Caterer, with wedding cakes a specialty. Sanford Maine.  Back page blank. Wm. Miller & Bro., Acworth, N.H. Printer. . Surface wear.  Fold reinforced with archival tape. A collection of two menus which are meant to be humorous by playing accents of the locals. For example the menu dated from 1895 declares that the dinner is being held at the "Orthodox Meeting-House (Ye Worldly part thereof,) in Ye Gude Town of Eliot" while the menu from 1896 states "Ye Grate Publick Repafte, prepared by Ye Menne Folk" and "Wn ye Grandfather's Clocke doe indicate seven o'clocke, ye chowder shall begin toe descend." On the inside of each menu there is a wood cut, the first depicting a man and woman seated at a table with a roasted turkey in the center and the caption "Served Hot".  The menus feature a variety of food items, such as Johnnie Cake and Marine Codfish a la Ireland. On the back of the menus are a list of waiters, and while some of the names might be legitimate- Efrom Whittaker Cooke for example- others definitely aren't. Some of the names listed are Jofia Makepiece Urche, Epaphroditus Cooke Krankfoot and Shimei Urche Cutfoote. Cutfoot also has  "ye same as bee sweet on the girls" printed beside the name. Single fold menus. Measures 7 1/4" x 4 3/4" (folded), 9 1/2" x 7 1/4" (folded)..
 Art Nouveau Blank Advertising Menu Sheets, B. Leon Croizet Grande Fine Champagne and St. Meme Cognac, ca. 1900. ..  Aunt Matilda's Selected Receipts and Useful Information. I. L. Cragin & Co. .Philadelphia, PA.[1890]
Blank Advertising Menu printed in red ink by Imp, Bataille-Paris. Features Art Nouveau woman in flowing gown holding flower and decorative flowers. B. Leon Croizet Grande Champagne and St. Meme Cognac. "The Cognac region in France is divided into six districts, with the Grande Champagne district being the most prestigious as the course of grapes grown for cognac. Leon Croizet established his Cognac House in the Grande Champagne Region in 1805.[3] Prior to that he was sommelier to Napoleon I's (Bonaparte) High Command. Croizet is one of three vintage cognac houses that has continuously sold single vintage cognacs." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognac_Croizet) 9 3/4" x 6 1/4". slight discoloration on top corner An advertising booklet for Dobbins Electric Soap, a laundry soap produced by I. L. Cragin. The company used 'electric' in the title to in order to capitalize on people's fascination with electricity at that time. The soap itself was formulated with a very alkaline base, which actually gave it a bit of a 'sting' which reminded people even more of electricity. This booklet starts off with several pages of advertisement for Dobbins Electric Soap, particularly emphasizing how the soap is so strong, one doesn't need to be rough with one's clothes to clean them. The booklet spends the rest of its pages alternating between Aunt Matilda's recipes and testimonials from customers who have used the soap. Some of the recipes included are: Pea Soup, Pepperpot, Broiled Salmon, Roast Duck, Chicken Croquettes, Lobster Salad, and Lemon Pie. It is unclear if the title of the booklet was meant as a play on words or a spelling mistake, after all it is full of recipes and 'receipts' from Dobbins' Electric Soap's customers in the form of testimonials. On the inside front cover, I. L. Cragin states if you buy 15 bars of their soap, and mail in the wrappers as proof, they will send you a dollars worth of "first class sheet music for free!" Also there is an advertisement for S. E. Brackett, a grocery and general store in Leeds Junction, ME, that states if you buy 7 bars of soap from them you can get seven "beautiful Shakespeare cards". 32 pg. Printed wrappers. String binding. OCLC 6 (Apr. 2020) Measures 4 1/2" x 3".
 Casino de Paree Menu and Wine List, . ..  Champagne Binet Blank Advertising Menu, ca. 1890's. ..
Die cut cover with raised gold decorative feathers and print, looks into cover of menu which features a semi nude woman posing with scarf, detailed supper menu and wine list, dinner specials and suggestions, and advertisement for Billy Rose Music Hall; Pol Roger Champagne and Seagram's. Casino de Paree, 54th Street, West of Broadway, New York. Menu titles include Appetizers and Relishes; Soups; Sea Food; Entrees; Sandwiches; Chinese Dishes; Salads; Cold Cuts; Cheese; Desserts and Ice Cream; Coffee, Tea, Etc. Wine lists titles Champagne; Bordeaux; Burgundy; Wines; Cocktails; Mixed Drinks; Cognac and Liqueurs. 12" x 9 1/2". folded cover not attached Single page blank advertising Menu for Champagne Binet featuring decorative broder and image of man examinigin champagne bottle in cart, women and man socializing with champagne, and a woman sipping champagne. Binet Champagne is a French champagne house, it was founded in 1849 by Louis Binet. (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champagne_Binet) 10" x 7".
 Chicago &  Grand Trunk Railway, The Great Niagara Falls Air Line Menu . Rand McNally & Co...1886  Dinner in Preparation of Berlin Conference - Fringed Watercolor of Woman holding a "Separation" banner, Hotel Brunswick. .Hotel Brunswick.February 10,1884
Single-fold 6 1/8" x 4 1/4" menu with a color illustrated cover depicting scenes from nature .   The front cover promotes Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry, The Great Niagara Falls Air Line Menu "take one as a souvenir"  The back depicts an image of Mt Washington Railway.  Includes Supper Bill of Fare at 75 cents and Wine List including prices for Champagnes, Claet, Sautern, Ales, Poerts, etc.  Penciled additions and strike throughs to fare. . A 4" x 5" heavy card menu.  The front depict a watercolor caricature of a woman holding a "separation" banner on an applied die-cut card surrounded by pink silk fringe.  The reverse is the menu printed in gold ink. The starter is "Sorbet a l'Africaine."  The Glaces course is "La Fontaine de Separation". . In 1884, Otto von Bismarck convened the Berlin Conference to discuss the African problem. Its outcome, the General Act of the Berlin Conference, formalized the Scramble for Africa. The diplomats in Berlin laid the rules of competition by which the great powers were to be guided in seeking colonies. The Berlin Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference (German: Kongokonferenz) or West Africa Conference (Westafrika-Konferenz), regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power. The conference was organized by Otto von Bismarck, first Chancellor of Germany; its outcome, the General Act of the Berlin Conference, can be seen as the formalization of the Scramble for Africa, although some scholars of history warn against an overemphasis of its role in the colonial partitioning of Africa, drawing attention to bilateral agreements concluded before and after the conference. The conference ushered in a period of heightened colonial activity by European powers, which eliminated or overrode most existing forms of African autonomy and self-governance.
 Fifth Avenue Hotel Menu, Hitchcock, Darling & Co. New York City. C1890s.. ..  Fleischmann's Yeast Cool Rise Demonstration, Eight Retail Bake Shop Layout. International Milling Company Inc..1966
A single-fold breakfast menu from the Fifth Avenue Hotel with an Engraving of the site for the hotel in 1852.  Hitchcock, Darling & Co. c1890.  The inside page is the Breakfast menu and includes Fish, Broiled, Fried, Stewed, Eggs, Cold Meats, Potatoes, Breads, etc (and that’s just for breakfast…) 8 ¾” x 5 5/8”. A set of eight retail bake shop layouts provided by the International Milling Company. The set was distributed during a 'Cool Rise' Demonstration of Fleischmann's yeast at the Colorado State University in August 1966. The eight plans come in a folder that depicts an image of a wheat field along with the dates of the demonstration listed at the bottom. The front flap of the folder has also been die cut into the shape of a bread loaf. Each layout within the folder has a layout done in one of four colors: red, green, yellow or blue. Each layout fold out into 5 sections and depicts the floor plan of a shop, and images of all the equipment needed as well as several paragraphs discussing the 'flow of production' in each layout. Folder Measures: 11 3/4" x 9 1/2" Plans Measures: 11" x 7 3/4" (folded) 37" x 11" (unfolded). etc.
 Francois French Restaurant, 46 E. Colorado St., Pasadena with homespun charm c1950s. ..  Invitation, Program and Menu for Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington, Lawyers' Club, NYC . Tiffany & Co...April 29, 1889
A single-fold 7" x 6 1/4" menu designed with naive hand drawn images of the French countryside, with wine as a central theme.  Each vignette is captions in French.  The caption at top is "Gloire au vin". Menu printed in script.  Dinners were 60 or 85 cents.  Complete wine list.  French Dressing was available for sale at 40 cent a pint or 75 cents a quart. Back page blank.  . Light warping 6 pages engraved on heavy card stock held together with ribbon ties. The first page is the invitation for Philo Parsons.   Includes George Washington state emblems. Each page adorned with historically significant imagery. The second page is and Ode and a list of the City Council of New York in 1789.  This is followed by Congress in 1789.  Next is the governors of the United States and territories of the United States and territories etc. as of 1889,the Centennial Committee.  The last page is the Menu. Measures 7" x 9 1/2".  . Surface soiling and some discoloration on top page; warped.
 Large format Menu - Chinese Restaurant Union in Jiang Su Province, WWII. ..  Liquor Catalog and Price List, The Yellow House, Curacao, D.W.I. Die-cut in the Shape of Luggage. .Curacao, D. W. I. .c1935.
A 11 1/2" x 18 1/4" heavy card stock menu printed in English and Chinese.  Most likley for an officers club or similar location.  Nme the Chinese Restaurant Union, previously name The Orient Restaurant.  Fare printed in both English and Chinese.  Corrections have been made to the menu by by applying paper and hand penning changes. Reverse is blank.  A curious item.. A 20 pp catalogue die-cut in the shape of a piece of luggage with litho on alcohol labels on the luggage.   The catalog includes scotch, aperitifs, sherries, rye, bourbon, Irish whiskies, ports, gins, rum, cognacs and brandies.  The title page reads "The Yellow House" (La Casa Amarilla) Curacao- NWIPrice List of Liquors in Bond.  We deliver to the ship free of chard.  Your name and Cabin No. tagged on each case.  Place your orders early.   Measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". An extensive array.. Today the Yellow House is a Duty Free Perfume and Costmetic Retailer.
 Memorabilia from the Lowe's Opera House. .Groveton, NH.May 5, 1897  Menu - Class of '69 - Delmonico's. Sanford, Harroun & Co..New York.1866
Four (4) pieces of ephemera from the Lowe's Opera House on May 5, 1897. They include a center opening menu with embossed cover reading "opening", fare within.  A single-fold program  listing the Programme and numerous advertisements.  Measures 6 1/2" x 5 1/2".  A full ticket for admitting a Gentleman and Lady to Concert, Ball and Supper and a Balcony Ticket.. An 8" x 5"  single-fold menu for the Class of '69, held at Delmonico's, Tuesday, June 19, 1866. The menu page and lists of toasts within.  Toasts included The Ladies, Fritz and A. O.B,  Our Sister Colleges, Our Ponies, Sophroniscus-- a pleasant recreation, etc. The reverse lists the committee.  Letter folds and heavy wear..
 Menu and Bio - A Luncheon in honor of His Excellency Senor Doctor Don Francisco Castillo Najera, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United States. .New York.1943  Menu and Program for the October Meeting of the Pittsburgh Club of Printing House Craftsmen in honor of our guest Norman T. A. Munder, printer Extraordinary. ..Oct 18, (1922)
8pp. Illustrated wraps with crossed United States and Mexican flags. Held in place with red, white and blue tasseled string tie. The event was given by Thomas J. Watson at the Union Club. Includes a full page image from a photograph of the honoree. 4 pp of his biography, focusing on a multitude of honors.  The following page is a list of Mexican aviators, graduates of the United States Naval Advance Training Course.  The final page is the menu. - a simple three course meal. . Francisco Castillo Nájera (25 November 1886 in Durango, Dgo. – 20 December 1954 in Mexico City) was a Mexican diplomat and politician. He was president of the Assembly of League of Nations from 1934 to 1935, ambassador to China and the United States, also as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in the last year of his tenure, 1945, and Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 1945 to 1946. Held Thursday Evening, October 18, (1922).  A four (4) page large format menu and program bound with an orange and black string tie. Additional one page insert with tyext and typography by Arthur C. Gruver contributed to the craftsmen number of the Amerian Printer by  MacGregor - Cutler Printing Company, Pittsburgh PA.  The first page has a tipped-in image from a photograph of Munder.  The second page is the program concluding with a speech by Munder titled "Fine Printing". This is followed by a simple menu, with the final page being  n note on The Craftsmen Movement.   The text block on each page is bordered by  repeated elegant decortive devices in the Craftsmen style.  Measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/4". . Although no year was present, one of the presenters Arthur Gruver was president of the organization that year.
 Menu and Receipt for 7 smaa hjem (7 small houses), Denmark . ..  Menu card for New Years, Moseley's New Haven House, 1908. ..
Cut folded paper menu with cut spoon shaped 'special' plus receipt for meal at the restaurant. Menu written in English. The menu is shaped like a soup tureen and the attached spoon has one of the special written on it. Menu titles are Hors d'oeuvres, Soups, Fish, Eggs and Vegetables, Light but Tasty, Poultry, Roast. and Dessert. & smaa hjem is located at Jernbanegade 4 (Railway Street 4). The inside menu has sketches of food and drink, the outside has the restaurant name. Included is a receipt of a diner at the restaurant with items ordered and prices. 6 1/4" x 7 1/2". slight discoloration on edges An 8" x 5"  menu card for New Year Dinner on January 1, 1908.  Fare includes Oyster Gumbo, Fried Westport Smelts, Mallard Duck and much more.  Reverse is blank. Light wear and age toning. . Seth Hamilton Moseley, was the successful hotel manager and owner of one of the finest hotels in New York City. Due to ill health Moseley was forced to retire and travelled through Europe and the United States until 1867, when he moved to New Haven and purchased the New Haven Hotel. The hotel gained a reputation for its exceptional quality and it became the regular host for visitors of Yale, politicians, businessmen and ordinary travelers.  An elevator was finally installed in 1887.
 Menu Dinner to the Officers of The Pilgrims of the United States. Tiffany & Co. .New York, NY.1480  Menu Triennial Dinner - Class of 1882 - Bowdoin College. .Sagadah House, Bath ME.June 25, 1885
A menu for the dinner celebrating the officers of the 'Pilgrims of the United States', also known as simply the Pilgrim Society, which was a society founded to promote the good will and fellowship between the United States and Great Britain. Among its members were politicians, diplomats, businessmen, famous writes, and even members of the British Royal Family. The dinner took place on January 19, 1904, and was held at the Union League Club, another social club in New York. The menu was designed and made by Tiffany & Co. and features illustration of both the American flag and the flag of Great Britain, surrounded by  wreath of green foliage. At the center of the wreath are two forearms holding champagne glasses, toasting one another. The sleeves worn by the forearm reflect the design of each countries flag. At the base of this illustration is an image of a large ship sail across the ocean. The interior lists the dinner options for the night, such as 'ape cod oysters' and 'squab chicken au jus'. Accompanying the menu is a the seating card listing each guest and their table numbers. Additionally, there are two name cards for a Mr. Duncan and Mr. Ogden (W. Butler Duncan and Robert C. Ogden) both of who were seated at table 1. The names cards feature and embossed design of the Pilgrim Society's logo surround by both countries flags. The logo itself depicts an ancient mounted pilgrim besides a lion that represents Great Britain, and an eagle representing the United States. Above this is an image of a motor car, bicycle, steamship, train and airplane that the pilgrim glazes at in awe. The moto 'Hic et Ubique', which translates to "Here and Everywhere" is at the base.  Printed on heavy white card. Ribbon binding. Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" (menu), 6 3/4" x 5" (seating chart), 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" (name cards).. A 9 3/4" x 7" menu printed on heavy card stock for the Triennial Dinner.  Illustration depicts a well sated corpulent diner being catered to by tiny minions dancing on mushrooms, diving in champagne and serving up food. Fare includes Blue Point Oysters, Brook Trout, Roast Plover and more.  The caption at base reads "I had a dream which was not all a dream" --Byron. Perhaps a reference to the illustration..
 Menu-Christmas 1909, Hotel Koch, Hartford, CT. ..  Menu-H. Hicks & Son, America's First and Foremost Fruit Shop, New York , ca. 1936. ..
Printed folded soft cover with applied printed sticker and die cut opening, tied with string, opening page had scrolled decorations and printed wreath with embossed hotel logo, embossed logo also appears on back cover, Menu on inside folded page. C.P.L. Herrmann, Artist-Printer. Menu for Dinner, Christmas 1909, served 12-3 and 6-8 pm. Some selections include Buzzard Bay oysters on shell, Consomme Diplomat, Mignonette of Sole, Boiled Native Fowl, Suckling Jersey Pig, Pies, English Plum Pudding, Malaga Grapes, cheeses, and ice cream. 10" x 6". staining Folded printed soft cover with raised gold print, full detailed menu inside, back cover lists restaurant information. H. Hicks & Son Inc. 1863-1936, America's First and Foremost Fruit Shop, 660 Fifth Avenue, New York. Menus sections include Appetizers; Sandwiches; Salads; Cheese; Fresh and Preserved Fruits; Hicks Famous Sodas; Sundaes; Ince Creams; Ices; Plain and Fancy Fruit Drinks; Milk Drinks; and Beverages. Meals include Breakfasts; Luncheons; Afternoon Tea; After Theatre Snacks. Items of mention are Steamer, Fruit, Nut, Candy and Gift Baskets; Hicks' Sherry's, Bagatelle and Bauer's Chocolats; Hicks Finest Beluga Caviar; Imported Biscuits; and Rare and Hot House Fruits. 9 1/4" x 6". slight staining
 Our Theatre Menu, The Boston House. A. L. Swift & Co. .Chicago, IL.1903  Portable Lemonade, or Sugar of Lemons. Preston & Merrill.Boston.c1871
Single fold menu from the Boston House, a restaurant in Chicago. This was their 'Theatre Menu', and as such had a section at the top of the cover to advertise up and coming actors as the "Favorite of the Week". The actor on this menu is June Van Buskirk who had performed in the Grand Opera House in Chicago in 1902 in the a part of the extended cast of the Wizard of Oz (she played a farm hand, a Lady of the Wizard's Court, and a Dreamland Maid). A pasted on printed photograph of her is placed on the top right of the front page of the menu, surround by decorative elements that includes theater masks and cupids. At the bottom of the front page is the start of the menu with "A Few Liquid Suggestions" such as a Ye Old Musty Ale, St. Juliene, and A Zinfandel (vintage 1893). The inside of the menu is divided into several sections: Special Dishes, Oysters, Chafing Dish Specialties, Salads, Soups, Shell Fish, Game and Chicken, Relishes, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Cheese, and Coffee. On the last page is a list of "A Few of our Special Dishes" for "GIRLS!  [to] Take this home and try your luck!". This list contained a variety of some of their more popular dishes with short instructions on how to cook them. The menu itself is printed on green paper with green and burgundy text. Inscribed on the inside of the cover is "Guy Walker, Burton, & Tommie, after Chicago Opera House - Jan. 31, '03" Measures 7 1/2" x 4 3/4" (folded), 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" (unfolded). A 10" x 7 1/4" broadside promoting tins of lemonade powder.  It includes the health benefits and testimonials. It was purportedly used by during the Civil War in hospitals to give great comfort and materials promoted recovery  of the soldiers.   Arctic explorers and other long voyagers used it to prevent scurvy and for a cooling drink for fever and other patients.  Also the thing for Mining, Lumbering, Exploring, Surveying, Hunting, Fishing and Picnic parties.  Includes its greatest properties and testimonials from a State Assayer, an MD in Massachusetts 1871.. Preston & Merrill - founded in 1845, makers of Flavoring Extracts.
 Price List and Illustrations of Butchers' Machinery, Tools and Fixtures, . B. Staubach.New York City .c1870s  Price list imported for Delicatessen specialties for gourmets  R. Ketterer Delicatessen. .New York, NY.c1900
A 3-fold 7" x 13" when flat circular that begins with an introduction by B. Staubach, followd by information on Miles' "Challenge" Butchers' Meat Cutter, Bell's Improved Ham Pump, the "Challenge" sausage stuffer, the Plunger  sausage stugger, various lard presses and butchers' fixtures.  Each with a narrative description and some with pricing information; no illustrations.  The reverse includes testimonials, information on steam Engines and the Upright Steam Engine and locations of Miles' Challenge Meat Cutter.  Alas no illustrations.. Toning with tape repair; minimal detraction. A 32  pp booklet featuring imported goods available for purchase. The catalog is printed in German.  The first page is the terms of sale. Includes gingerbread, pastries, marzipan, chocolate, meat and sausage, bouillon and meat extracts, German puddings, vinegar and oil, coffee and tea, liqueurs and much more.  Includes information on size and price.  Measures 7" x 4". .
 Riggs House, Washington DC. John A. Lowell, Engraver..1883  Silk Menu - Banquet given by the Earthenware Dealers' Board of Trade of the City of Philadelphia to the Importers & Jobbers of Earthen China & Glassware. Ashmead, Printer.Philadelpia.1857
A single-fold 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" menu with an engraving of a locomotive on the cover.  The menu is fro May 6, 1883 and includes eight (8) courses.  Pickled Lamb's Tongue and Calf's Head, a la Maitre d'Hotel  among the fare.  Reverse is blank.. The Riggs House was a prominent hotel in the last half of the 19th century. The building was originally constructed between 1859 and 1860 by famous banker George W. Riggs (1813-1881), with the intention that it be leased out to be operated as a hotel. However, the first tenant turned out to be the federal government, which signed a ten-year lease for the building at a cost of $18,000 annually. Beginning in 1861, it served as the first home of the Internal Revenue Bureau, which then moved into the Treasury Department building some five years later. The Army Quartermaster General's office then occupied the structure for the remainder of the government's lease. After the government vacated the building, it may have sat idle for a while but was renovated and perhaps reconstructed. It finally opened for its original purpose, as a hotel, in 1876. The new Riggs House quickly gained a reputation for both elegant accommodations and excellent cuisine under the leadership of Caleb W. Spofford, who was a friend of Riggs and had previously managed the prestigious Hotel Continental in Philadelphia. The hotel billed itself as the "home of statesmen and rendezvous of bons vivants." Presidents Garfield and Harrison were frequent visitors to the hotel; Garfield liked to play billiards there. Spofford and his wife were also ardent supporters of women's suffrage, and as a result key figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Phoebe Couzins, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton chose to stay at the Riggs House. http://www.streetsofwashington.com/2009/11/and-one-block-north.html A 8 1/2" x 6" printed on silk for an event held at La Pierre House, Ward & Brothers, Prop'rs. June 25th, 1857. Elaborate menu with 11 courses.  The Side Dishes course had 12 different dishes including Pigeons innocents, aux Olives tournes and Petits Pates, garni d'un Sulpicon.  And that is only the Side Dishes. Fine printing,   with elegant decorative border design.  Reverse is blank. .
 Thanksgiving, A Menu from the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics 1915 Thanksgiving Dinner. Ohio Hospital for Epileptics.Gallipolis, OH.5784  The Aerifying Egg Beater Circular and Letter. Hale & Company.Newburyport, MA.1866
A single fold menu for the 1915 Thanksgiving Dinner at the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics. The menu is done in dark blue ink and the front cover features an illustration of an autumn scene with a turkey standing next to a pumpkin with a bunch of corn stalks in the background. Written in pencil at the top is "This was our dinner". The interior pages has an image of a pig's head on a plate on one side, with the menu on the other. Served at the dinner was roast pork, apple sauce, sweet potatoes, brown gravy, stewed tomatoes, celery, pumpkin pie and coffee. There is a game on the back cover which features seven illustrations of turkeys with the instructions: "Put one turkey in each pen by drawing three straight lines." Someone has attempted to solve the puzzle. Multiple attempts to solve the puzzle in pencil.   Single fold, double sided. Every page features a simple line border. Measures 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" (folded), 9" x 6 1/2" (unfolded).. The hospital itself was established by Ohio's state government in 1890, and was the first hospital in the United States dedicated to the care and study of epileptics. It officially opened its doors on November 30, 1893, and by 1901 it could care for up to 1,060 patients. The hospital closed in 1976 and most of its buildings were subsequently demolished with the exception of two sandstone water towers which are now on the National Register of Historic Places. A circular filled with testimonials for the Aerifying Egg Beater patented in 1866 and produced by Hale & Company in Newburyport, MA. The first page has a wonderful woodcut of the manufacturing building of Hale & Co., along with a description of  the item. The beater uses a "system of aerifying, as it fills the eggs with minutely divided and finely subdivided particles or globules of pure air." The interior of the circular lists numerous testimonials. On the back of the circular is draft of a letter written by J. Hale Jr, owner of Hale & Company, to a William Pebt, Esq. regarding the possible sale of a mailing list of approximately 5,000 names and address. The letter is dated January 31, 1870, and when Hale & Co. had been bought out by another company.  Single fold circular. Measures 10 3/4" x 8" (folded).
 The Animals Trip To Town, Advertising Booklet. Charles E. Hires Company.Philadelphia, PA.c1915  The Baltimore Cactus Society with Cacti Bill of Fare. ..Jan. 20th, 1897
This advertising booklet was produced by the Charles E. Hires Company to advertise Hires Root Beer. It is meant to be a continuation of a previous advertisement booklet called, "The Kings Nectar, A Legend", that told the story of Alice who won golden chair from a King when she made him a drink with Hires Root Beer. This story takes places shortly after when Alice invites all of her animal friends from the forest to come and share a drink with her. The resulting story is quite humorous as a variety of anthropomorphic characters, such as a  bear, raccoon and lion, all pile into a bright red car and make their way to town and the party. The golden chair Alice won in the last story can even be seen on several of the drawings. The front cover depicts the animals riding in the car on the way to the party. The back cover depicts the same animals enjoying a picnic in the woods while drinking Hires Root Beer. The centerfold page of the booklet has an advertisement for Hires Expansion Bottle Stoppers which solves "the problem of keeping an effervescent beverage such as Hires Root Beer in bottles without danger of corks popping out." This advert as an illustration of a bear corking a bottle of root beer, as the stopper "holds with a bear grip." Below is a quote from the story when Alice describes the drink to her animal friends. "The pure sparkling water that you love to drink Is here mixed with berries of blue, red, and pink, While sweetest of barks and fresh herbs from the wood Combine to give flavor and make it taste good." 12 pp (including wrappers), Staple booklet. Measures 5"  x 3". A 7" x 4 1/2" heavy stock menu card for the Annual Banquet of The Baltimore Cactus Society.  The first course includes Ostreum Virginica - Univalvea and Pulque - Extra Dry. Virtually all menu items either include flesh or extract from cactus or a tongue in cheek reference. It concludes with Mescal Button - for those who haven't all their buttons. Reverse is blank..
 The little Campus - Sea Food Restaurant. .Huntington Station, LI, NY.c1930s  Tongue in Cheek Menu - Grand Salt Water Voyage. .Philadelphia.Nov. 7, 1890
A comprehensive menu featuring 17 categories of fare.  The specials are Scallops and Soft Shell Crabs in Season.  The most expensive menu item is a Porterhouse for 2 at $3.00.  Oysters and Clams were served 14 ways.  .  Promotes first class service and no dogs allowed.  Measures 10 1/2" x 6 1/4".   A popular attraction in the 1920s and 30s.. Separated at fold.  Age toning. A tongue in cheek heavy stock menu that appears to be lambasting the outgoing politicians in Philadelphia.  It is presented as a Grand Salt Water Voyage - Four Years' Pickling at the Head Waters of the famouse Stream of Brine". The voyage was on The Steamer, "Denial" leaving the Pine Street wharf of the Tuna. The vessel will be captained by "Boss" Bannon, who will fly as his colors, the affidavit of Cummings, The Hon. John Wanamaker Johnston, P.M., will man the helm, and struggle to keep the vessel in good shape for the retuyrn trip.   A list of crew members follows.    The Menu on the reverse roasts (pun intended) various figures including Billingsley, Blackmarr, Judas Pluvius Zane, etc.  It includes Crow, dressed in "Glittering Generalities," and much more.  Measures 6 1/4" x 3". .
 Washington's Birthday Celebration Menu with . .Pinehurst, NC.Feb. 22, 1910 1897, A Joyful Christmas to All Menu for the Hotel Colson..
An 8 1/4" x 6"  menu card with a photographic image of a portrait of George Washington on the front, surrounded by a linen frame with a beige satin bow at upper left. Captioned "George Washington".   Photo by Pach Bros. NY.  The menu on the reverse begins with an embossed logo of The Carolina, Pinehurst.  It is for Dinner.  Elaborate several course menu including Planed Chesapeake Shad au Beurre, Fresh Lobster a la Newburg, Spanish Souffle Fritters Maraschino and much more.  No prices. . The Pach Brothers photography studio is one of the oldest photographic firms in business in New York City, having begun operations in 1867. Folded die-cut paper menu, elaborate flowers with glitter decorate the front cover, inside lists menu, back has the image of the Hotel Colson; H.W.P. Colson, Prop., and Harry H. Goodnow, Mgr. Menu features Bluepoints on Deep Shell; soups-consumme imperial, celery, green turtle, olives; fish-salmon a la Regence with Parisienne potatoes and sliced tomatoes; roasts- Vermont turkey and cranberry sauce, fillet of beef with mushrooms, goose a la Normandie and spiced peaches; entrees-roast quail on toast, julienne potatoes, lobster patties a la Newbery, pineapple fritters, rum sauce; cold-lambs tongues and patties a la royal;  vegetables-mashed and boiled sweet potatoes, boiled onions, cauliflour in cream and mashed turnips; pastry-Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, mince, apple, cranberry, frozen pudding, assorted cake, macaroons; dessert-Bent's water crackers, canadian club cheese, figs; and fruit-assorted nuts, layer raisins, tea and coffee. 5 3/4" x 4" . some of the cut flowers are torn, slight staining
999th Artillery Association Minstrels - Jollification at Crawford House, May 27th, 1898.. A Set of Two Photographs Depicting Christmas Displays of Butcher Stores
A single-fold 12" x 9" menu and programme  for an annual meeting of the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association. Stereotypical racist imagery of a banjo player and dancer on the front cover.  The blatant racism persists on the Programme  and Menu page within.  Each menu course is prefaced by a song to be sung by the chorus or an individual. The song titled are written in stereotypical African American vernacular e.g. "Honey You'se Ma Lady Love" The fare is rich with little neck clams, fried soft shell crab, tenderloin of beef and lobster salad. .  The Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association was the predecessor to Bankers Life insurance company.
The first photograph is a black and white image of a Christmas display of various meat and seafood products. The caption "Jorden & Co. Meat Market, 1894" is on the bottom. The photograph shows the interior of the store with the store counter and walls behind it cover in meat products with a table in the center of the store covered in various seafood products. A "Merry Christmas" banner surrounded by foliage hangs from the ceiling. In the display are several different sizes of whole fish, lobster, rabbit, large birds such as pheasant, turkey or chicken, and large slabs of hanging meat, most like from a cow. The photograph is mounted on board. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" (photograph), 9 1/4" x 7 3/4".

The second photograph depicts a black and white image of a exterior front of a butcher store with various meat products hanging from the windows. Two men in the traditional white apron stand on the sidewalk in front, and a third man can be seen through the doorway wearing dark clothes. The sign above the door says "Bright Bros.". There are various birds (with no heads) hanging on the exterior wall, most appear to be plucked chickens, though there are two larger birds with feathers, mostly likely turkey or pheasants, on display as well. Additionally there are several whole small pigs on the window sill., seated next to a stacked display of canned meat. Also hanging of the walls are large sides of beef. In-between the various meat products are green wreaths and garlands. The photograph is mounted on board. On the back of the board is written: Photo Bright & Wile, Main St., Old Hunter Block, empty lot [as of] 1989. Butcher & grocer later Greenblath Store". Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4".

General wear. Minor scratches. The second photograph is missing the bottom left corner of the matte board.
A. Beignet Twelve (12) menus for the Annual Banquet of Societies des Architectes de L’Anjou. ..1890-1911 A. C. McCardell A Pair of Chromolithograph Advertisements for Soda Fountain "Health Promoter Syrup"  - Menu-style. Examiner.Frederick, MD.[1900]
Menu sheets presenting the bill of fare and wines for the annual dinners of the society. Each of the menus is elaborately illustrated and includes at least one beautiful woman and in most instances elaborate architectural structures. Each is illustrated by A. Beignet. They are from 1890, 1891, 1892, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1906, 1908, and 1909. Reverse is blank. The largest is approx. 9” x 13”. Few with light edge wear. Some with light scrapbook residue on reverse at top, most likely from one person’s collection. . Each advertisement printed on heavy card stock has a chromolithograph illustration on the front and the menu of syrup flavors on the reverse.  Both illustrate a woman wearing a Greek style dresses, and one is holding a branch of grapes while the other is holding flowers in one hand with a bunch of wheat and a scythe in the other. The advertisement on the back sides are the same for both- a list of the variety of health and soda drinks provided by A. C. McCardell. Some examples are: Pear Phosphates for impaired vitality, chocolate for nourishing and refreshment, Moxie for weakened energy, and Sarsaparilla for the blood. Also sold by A. C. McCardell were a whole line of Fruit Syrups and Ice Cream Soda, as well as Mineral Waters from Vichy (for Gentlemen), Deep Rock (for kidney trouble), and Bedford (for "sick headache"). Each item Measures 7" x 5".. A. C. McCardell was a whole sale confectionary company located in Frederick, MD owned by Adrian C. McCardell (1845-1932). He sold a variety of sugary products, though these two items focus on the items he sold that were for "health".
Advertising Campaign Portfolio with Printer Samples - Glendale Milk. McTee & Co Inc.New York.1929 Advertising Fan - Restaurant de la Cascade - Boin de Boulogne. ..
The Advertising Campaign Portfolio was produced by McTee & Company Inc for Glendale Milk in 1929. McTee & Company was New York based advertising firm run by John Bevans, a novelist poet and advertising man, who produced ads that both “that tell your story at a glance” and will  “entertain and inform them, [to] keep your name before the public." The campaign was called “Kiddies in Dairyland” which was a storybook for Glendale Milk customers. This portfolio comes in two folders. The first contains a description of the ad campaign with fold-out pages, 52 pages of illustrations of the campaign with various details, letter from the Contact Department of Mc Tee & Company, a coupon book, and 6 blind embossing stock plates. The second portfolio contains seven pockets with a total of 62 blind embossing stock plates of various sizes (the majority are 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"), and two metal printing plates with their corresponding samples. Measures 12 1/2" x 11” (folders), 9 1/4" x 9 (largest blind embossing stock plate) To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/LxxClyikMxMINLk32. Minor edge wear to portfolios. First page of the ad description in the first folder is partially detached. Twelve wooden blade paper hand fan depicting a c1920s French woman holding a parasol and stopping to smell the roses.  The reverse reads Restaurant de la Cascade - Bois de Boulogne.  Presumable a promotion provided by the elegant outdoor restaurant for patrons.  Measures 10" x 8" when one.. Some wear; one blade partially lacking.
All the Wrong Types of Food, A Collection of Recipe Books An embossed die-cut menu in the shape of a book for a Banquet in honor of Frederick W. Geissenhainer, philanthropic citizen and attorney. Sea Cliff, L. I., NY 1901.
A seven (7) piece collection of recipe books relating to weird and unusual food. This strangeness can be do the recipe books almost religious adherence to using an unusual ingredient in every dish or to recipes that are either actually bizarre or just unfamiliar to modern day sensibilities. Below is a short description of each item in the collection.   "Sixty-Five Delicious Dishes Made with Bread : Containing Tested Recipes Compiled for the Fleischmann Co." Publisher: The Fleischmann Company, New York, 1919. Compiled by Marion Harris Neil. This recipe book was intended "to show the various uses of Bread combined with other things which make wholesome, economical and tempting dishes". Sometimes this works, such as the different recipes of stuffing, dessert, or toast and other times, not so much. A few examples of dishes that might not go over so well with a modern-day crowd are: Oysters in a Crust Case, Eggs and Green Peas, and the Prune and Nut Sandwich. Several black and white illustrations of the prepared foods. 30 pgs, plus tear off order form. Blue illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 34 (March 2021). Measures 7" x 5". "Good Enough to Eat With A Spoon! Slade's Peanut Butter". D. & L. Slade Company, Boston, MA, 1931. All the recipes "from soup[s] to nuts" in this brochure incorporate peanut butter in them. Some of the more esoteric ones are: Slade's Peanut Butter Tomato Soup, Peanut Butter and Chopped Prunes, Peanut Butter Roast (the peanut butter forms cakes as a meat substitute), and Slade's Peanut Butter Whipped Cream [Salad] Dressing. The brochure is only text, with the exception of the front, which has an illustration of a jar of peanut butter with a spoon on a black background. 8 part folded brochure. OCLC 1 (March 2021, Note: within a collection). Measures 6" x 3 1/2" (folded), 14" x 6" (unfolded). "Delicious Recipes That Hit the Spot! By Liberty". Publisher: Liberty Cherry and Fruit Company, Covington, KY, [1935]. To be fair to this entry in the collection, whether or not one likes maraschino cherries will determine whether some of the recipes are desirable. Some examples of the recipes included are: Cherry Tapioca, Cherry Mallows, Coffee Maraschino, Liberty Ice Cubes, Shady Quaff (an ice tea), and Baked Banana with Marshmallows. The majority of the recipes are accompanied with a small illustrations accented in red. 8 part, folded brochure. Hole punched. OCLC 1 (March 2021). Measures 6 3/4" x 4" (folded), 16" x 6 3/4" (unfolded). "New Recipes of Flavor : OXO Cubes" Published: OXO Ltd. [1935]. A recipe book for OXO cubes, also known as bouillon, broth or stock cubes. Some of the stranger recipes in the booklet are: American Chop Suey, Jellied Consomme, and OXO Bouillon, the latter of which was just the cube dissolved in hot water. Yum. Small black and white illustrations throughout. 16 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (March 2021, NOTE: This item comes up as a variant title of 'Recipes of Flavor', also some versions, like the Canadian one, has 36 pages). Measures 7" x 4 3/4". "The Occident Pantry Pals Invite You to Try Occident Flour Tested Recipes." Publisher: Russell- Miller Milling Co. Minneapolis, MN, 1940. A booklet of over forty-five (45) recipes that use the product 'Occident Flour'. The recipes are broken up into the following categories: Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Cakes & Icings, Cookies, Pastries, and Desserts. While the majority of the recipes in this booklet seem like new versions of traditional ones, there are a few weird ones such as; Jelly Roll, Bohemian Kolaches, Refrigerator Rolls, and Cottage Pudding. Colorful illustrations throughout, either of the food or of the three food fairies named Speedie, Tastie, or Eazie.  46 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. Printed on back cover: D6B-500M-8-40. OCLC 2 (March 2021). Measures 4 3/4" x 3 3/4" "Make it Right with Lard". Published: National Live Stock and Meat Board, Chicago, IL, 1941. A short baking booklet filled with a variety of recipes utilizing lard. "If it calls for fat, use lard". Their standard pie and cake recipes are just fine, but some of their other ones are a bit out there, such as: Bran Biscuits, Currant Turns, Economy Croquettes, and Potato Doughnuts. Printed black and white photographs of the finished baked products, text is accented with orange. 10 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple bindings. OCLC 4 (March 2021). Measures 7" x 5". "New Recipes for Good Eating". Published The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, 1949. A recipe booklet specifically designed to utilize the P&G product, Crisco. It is divided up into seven chapters: Short Cuts to Good Cooking, Frying, Pastry, Cakes, Cookies, Breads-Biscuits-Muffins, and Combination Dishes.  While most of the recipes within the booklet aren't all that strange (though Creamed Ham is up there), it is absolute adherence to the use of Crisco that is strange to our modern day sensibilities. Accompanied by both color and black and white photographs of the finished dishes. 112 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 35 (March 2021). Measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/4". To view the collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3v8f4hyweothhaoM7 The banquet was held under the auspices of the Tax Payer’s Association. The first page of the menu is an image from a photograph of Geissenhainer. The second page is a tribute acknowledging Geissenhainer’s philanthropy, civic interests, broadmindedness…welfare and prosperity of the community in which he dwells…” The next page is a menu and the final page is Toasts by other citizens of Sea Cliff. All held in place with a silk string tie. Measures 7” x 5 ¼”. .
Association of Civil Engineers This Is On The Level : A Menu & Program for the Eleventh Annual Banquet of the Association of Civil Engineers, Cornell University. Cornell University.Ithaca, NY.5187 Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, or Stories about Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Etc
A menu and program for the  Eleventh Annual Banquet of the Association of Civil Engineers at Cornell University.  The banquet took place on Saturday Evening, March 14, 1914 in the A. G. Cafeteria on campus. The illustrations on the menu are humorous, with the cover depicting a man in a tweed suit sitting on a Surveyor's level, with the caption, "This is on the Level, Give it the Once Over". The other two illustrations are under the subtitles of 'Menu' and 'Toasts', with the first illustration depicting the head of a man in the place of where a plate would go with silverware on either side, and the second depicting the head of man, rolling his eyes, wearing a halo and wings. On the menu there are such options as oyster cocktail, queen olives, prime roast beef with mushroom sauce, petit pois a l'anglaise and caramel ice cream. Fatima cigarettes where also provided "furnished by courtesy of Liggett and Meyers Tobaco [sic] Co." There were several remarks and addresses given by engineering professors, alumni, and the president of the association. The entertainment for the night was a vocal performance and two 'stunts', one of which appears to have been performed with a 'mandolin', though that word has been penciled in by the stunt on the program. Lastly there is a page listing the current committee members of the association, and several pages for autographs of fellow member attending the banquet. On the top of the first autograph page, above the header is "G. F. Whitney, Table 7". It is unclear if this program originally belonged to him or if he just chose sign his name in an unusual location. However, he is mostly likely Guy Frank Whitney (1889-1987) who graduated Cornell University in 1914 with a degree in Civil Engineering. 8 pg. Illustrated tan wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (Aug. 2020). Measures 9" x 6".. Menu furnished by the courtesy of Keuffel & Esser Co. The College of  Engineering is a division of Cornell University that was founded in 1870, and is currently ranked 14th nationally by the US News and World Report. As for the Association of Civil Engineers, it is unclear if this was a student organization at the University or the University chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 153 pp, stamped cloth over board covers. This book is a collection of ten short stories told by Aunt Martha to her rambunctious two nephews. The stores are meant to be educational, yet fun. The stories center around the things found in Aunt Martha's cupboard, and relate the history of the item. The ten stories are entitled: The Corner Cupboard, The Story of the Tea-Cup , How the Tea-Cup Was Finished, The Story of the Tea, The Story of the Sugar, The Story of the Coffee, The Story of the Salt, The Story of the Currants, The Story of the Needle, The Story of the Cotton, The Story of the Rice, and The Story of the Honey. There are forty-seven (47)  black and white engravings,the subjects of which range from landscapes, to people, to animals, to maps. The front cover has a stamped illustration of Aunt Martha's cupboard. Measures 7" x 5 1/2"
Bounteous Gifts Embossed Die-cut Charmstring Calendar for 1901 - - Fowl, Lobster & Wine Burleigh The Old Colony Railroad: Its Connections, Popular Resorts, and Fashionable Watering-Places. Rand, Avery, & Co..Boston.1874
A three-part 19" x  11" charmstring style drop calendar for 1901.Each of the three ovals with thorny vine and rose border decoration a fine chromolithograph illustration of food and/or wine at center with four (4) calendar months. Accompanied by the verse Bounteous Gifts - May the gates of plenty, honor and Happiness be open to thee.  Drink of this cup; you'l find there's a spell in Its every drop g'gainst the ills of mortality --Moore.  Illegible printed illustrator's signature at the base of each image.  Marked B1161 at base; no other identifying marks. Top hanger lacking. Light toning in spots. Example of late Victoriana. . . 24pp. Wrappers. Tipped in 9" x 8 1/2"  fold-out map of Old Colony Railroad and Connections, E. N. Winslow del. (Bufford publisher).   Full page and in-text illustrations throughout including places of interest and railway maps. Interesting narrative re people, destinations, the railway and geography.  Back cover promotes Fall River Line.  Measures 7 3/4" x 4 3/4". .
Catharine E Beecher Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Health Keeper, contain five hundred recipes for economical and healthful cooking; also, Many Directions for securing health and happiness. Harper & Brothers, Publishers.New York.1873 Chinese Kitchen God Holiday Card. ..c1920
482 pp. Decorative green cloth covers with gilt stamp."Approved by Physicians of All Classes", this book was part cookbook, part health manual, and part domestic guide. It sought to codify and simplify the information and skills needed to efficiently and effectively run any household. Broken into 2 parts over thirty-two (32) chapters, the first part focuses on the kitchen. It supplies a variety of recipes that are both "economical and healthful" as well as providing tips to save on labor and how to properly season one's food. The second part focuses on what Beecher calls the "laws of health" and was meant to help a mother take care of herself and her children. Included with the book are several cut-outs; one a hand written recipe for sponge cake and another is a newspaper article on potpourri. There are several illustrations and diagrams throughout the book as well.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". Moderate cover and edge wear. Some soiling and toning due to age (or the few inserts of recipes or news paper articles mentioned above) There is also a stain on the lower right of the book that continues through out the book but lessens in size towards the end. Catharine Esther Beecher was an American educator known for her forthright opinions on female education as well as her vehement support of the many benefits of the incorporation of kindergarten into children's education. She was also of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the 19th century abolitionist and writer most famous for her groundbreaking novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. This item is the paper effigy of the Chinese Kitchen God, that is placed above the fireplace at the start of the new year. The Chinese Kitchen God, who is most often called Zhang Lang, but sometimes referred to as Zao Jun or Zao Shen, would record the household's activities throughout the year and then report them to the Jade Emperor, the Emperor of the Heavens. The Emperor in return would either reward or punish the family based upon that report. This effigy depicts the Kitchen God and his wife above a roaring fire with two Chinese men beside the flames. The illustration is full of color and has a red and  gilded border. At the base of the illustration is a small description of the Chinese New Year and how the Chinese people pay their respects to the Kitchen God. On the back of this card it states "A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year", with an image of a traditional Chinese Dragon on red paper with gilded specks. This Kitchen God was most likely a holiday/Christmas card meant to be given out by Chinese Americans to their non-Chinese friends. Measures 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" (folded), 12 3/4" x 9 3/4".
Collection of handwritten and typed recipes . .. Der Bierbrauer, beer brewing magazine Germany1898-1904
9 recipes and recipe books, most are hand written but there is one set of typed recipes on Herald Tribune Home Institute paper. Recipes include: Genuine Bay Rum, Cold Slaw Dressing, Preserved Strawberries, Orange Marmalade, Sour Milk Cake, Cake Pie with Fruit, Cookies, Current Wine, Confection of Senna (which is on the back of an 1855 advertisement for house repairs),  The typwritten collections is titled "Italian Recipes" "Vitamins in Italy"  by the Browns. It consists of 6 typed pages of Italian recipes such as Ravioli,Osso Bucco, Scaloppine Con Funghi, and Pollo Al Vino Bianco. Herald Tribune Home Institute published a cookbook ca. 1940's. . some recipes have staining and tears, all recipes are able to be read but some handwritings are difficult to decipher Collection of 237 beer brewing magazines plus 7 individual separate supplements. 29 are issued monthly and 208 are weekly. Promotion brochures inserted into some magazines with narrative description, imagery and testimonials. Covers depict brewing machinery.  Extensive advertisements included descriptions and imagery of products.   Content predominantly  technical journal articles. Der Bierbrauer Monthly Reports (Berichte) January-July 1899 no. 1-7 (missing 6) Weekly supplement (Beiblatt) January-December 1898 (missing 1, 5, 7, 9, 14, 18, 22, 27, 31, 36, 40, 45, 49, 51) Monthly Reports March-December 1898 (missing 1, 2) Weekly Supplement January-April 1899 no. 1-17 (missing 1, 5, 10, 14) Weekly Reports October-December 1900 no. 41-52 Weekly Reports November-December 1901 no. 48-51 Weekly Reports January-December 1902 no. 1-52 (complete) Weekly Reports January-December 1903 no. 1-52 (missing no 40) Weekly Reports January-December 1904 no. 1-52 (missing no. 51, double of no. 52) . All content in German, covers are flaking, some staining and water damage
Fall River Line Menu - Steamer Plymouth c1900. Four (4) menus with original envelopes for the First through Fourth Annual Dinners of the Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard plus an announcement and dance card associated with the events 1868-1871
A single-fold 8" x 5 1/2" menu with cover illustrations with Art Nouveau influenced decoration and illustration of asailing vessel.  The menu is for breakfast on the Steamer Plymouth.  Comprehensive menu.  Wine List on reverse. Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association.  Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening.  Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4".  Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an anouncement for the meeting to adopt the Constituion and elect Officers for the ensuing year, dated Nov. 21st, 1867.  The final item in the grouping is a dance card for Sociables of the Hartford City Guard for 1-12-1870.  Some discoloration. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion.
Get Well Card with recipe for Easy Cherry Tarts.... ..1940s Hand Made Rebus Menu, December 25, 1900. ..1900
A 6" x 5" french-fold greeting card with applied die-cut of cherries on the front cover. Captioned "Cheery" Get Well Wishes" with printed cross-stich cherry orchard.  The inside depicts additional cherry trees and a wish As bright as a bowl of Cherries for a prompt recovery.  The back page, somewhat surprisingly has a recipe for eAsy Cherry Tarts.  Marked 1140.  No publisher. Unused.. A 2 3/4" x3 1/4"  ten page menu cut in the shape of a leaf with a ribbon tie 'binding'.   The first page is a verse by Burns beginning with"some hae meat that caan' eat And some could eat that want it:..."  A rebus on each page identifies the dish being served. My personal ability to solve this particular rebus are limited, but I can say they are having some sort of gravy and pie... Pen and ink and watercolor.. Slight toning due to age, otherwise fine.
Hotel L'Empire Menu for the Hotel de L'Empire Restaurant. MP Marcel Picardo.Paris, France.894 India Refining Co.  India Refining Co. Recipe Advertising Cards . .Philadelphia, PA.ca 1915
A single fold menu for Hotel de L'Empire located in Paris, France. The menu is most likely for their hotel restaurant and is dated June 12, 1902. That night dinners had a choice been Turbot (fish) in a cream sauce or chicken. The hotel was located at No. 7 Rue Daunou and is no longer in existence (though there is a hotel by the same name currently in Paris). The menu also has an advertisement for Redfern, a store in Paris that sold Furs, Robes, Dresses, Manteaux (coats), Lingerie and Trousseaux. Refern was a British tailoring firm founded in 1855 by John Redfern that had several stores across Europe. Its Paris extension was operated as a couture establishment which developed into a leading European Couture house, while its other branches were mostly tailors and/or importers. The Paris branch closed in 1940. The menu, as well as advertisement, have gilded decorative elements with the Refern advertisement  featuring a high society lady dressed in a fashionable attire, and the menu depicting a hunting scene with a dog, rifle, and dead hare. Measures 9" x 8 1/4". No-Stickee is a product created by the India Refining Company, which specialized in vegetable butters. The three separate recipe cards are to advertise the No-Stickee product to use with candy, promising to not only make candy stable and cut easily, but to also prevent it from sticking to teeth. Each recipe card has a different candy that includes use of the product. One is pink, one white, one blue, and the print is on one side. Each measures 5 3/4" x 5 1/2". . India Refining Co. produced a "Science in Confectionary" booklet which included recipes that were altered for the use of their product. The three recipe cards seem to be taken from or inspired by the booklet.
Invitation, Ticket and Menu for Krewe of Athenians Ball. .New Orleans. Joseph A. Lambeth Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries  . Allied Bakery Products, Inc.Detroit, MI.1960, Third Printing
A grouping containing three (3) items including a 4" x 5 3/4" embossed invitation for the Krewe of Athenians Ball, to be held at "The Auditorium".  The actual 1 3/4" x 3 1/4" ticket stub for the Midnight Supper-Dance, The Roosevelt Hotel and a single-fold6 1/2" x 4 1/2" menu printed on heavy stock with the embossed emblem of the Krewe of Athenians  at the top. The cover reads "Souper Dansant in honor of Her Majesty, The Queen of 1931, Her Maids, The Debutantes, Ex-Courts". The menu within includes Crabmeat Cocktail, turtle soup and much more.  Reverse is blank. . 360pp. Large format cookbook is focused solely on the skill of baking. 360 pp.  Hardcover binding, dark maroon covers with gold decoration and raised lettering. The book is comprised of sixteen chapters, each with their own theme, like "French Pastries" and "Seasonal Cakes". Each chapter begins with a short introduction to the items that are included in the section. There are many recipes included in each chapter along with several photographs and illustrations, including 20 color plates that brilliantly present the wonderfully crafted baked goods.  Measures 12 1/4" x 9 1/4"..
Julia Kiene Sugar An' Spice and All Things Nice Children's Cookbook. Westinghouse Electric Corporation .Mansfield, Ohio.1951 Know Your States Volvelle for Tip Top Bread. Enriched Tip Top Bread..[1959]
For all the children that are interested in cooking, or at least assisting their mom, this cookbook has the basics to know how to start. 32 pages. With an introduction with some basics about measuring, prepping and preparing recipes.  The recipes themselves are fairly simple, things like cornbread, sugar gooks, tuna fish casserole, buttered carrots, gingerbread, icing. And if there is a need for a oven to bake the recipes in, then Westinghouse Electric Ranges are the top choice. Profusely illustrated - relating to each recipe and are appropriately cute to appeal to children, and maybe some adults too. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 1/4". . A vibrant colorful volvelle created by Enriched Tip Top Bread, both to advertise their bread and also teach the user interesting facts about the individual states. This double sided volvelle, has five openings on each side that reveals a fact about each state as you turn the wheel. For each state you learn its nickname, population, size in square miles, capitol, state flower, and what it is noted for. For example the state of Wisconsin, aka the Badger State, is noted for vegetables, dairying, furs and iron. The volvelle is double side as it only twenty-four states on each side of the wheel. The background of the volvelle has an image of the Statue of Liberty against the night sky. Each side of the wheel has a box of quick facts about Alaska and Hawaii with the note that their admission to statehood is pending. At the base of the volvelle is  Tip Top Bread's motto "If it's still fresher than TIP-TOP -it's still in the oven!" Measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/2".
La Calculateur Suchard Milka - Candy Container and Calculator. Suchard.Switzerland.[1900] La Visite a la Ferme [The Visit to the Farm]. Olivier-Pinot.France.c1876
A two-part cylindrical litho on pressed board candy container for Sucha Milka milk chocolate. The box promotes the product and is also a handy multiplication calculator.  The exterior cylinder has staggered die-cut squares that align with a fixed multiplier.  The multiplicand is printed at the end of on the inner cylinder. The product is displayed through the die-cut shapes. As you turn the cylinder the multiplicand and the product change. 1 3/4" in diameter. 5" long.. 24 pp (including covers) Eight (8) full page color plates plus the cover.  All with extreme detail. Plus black and white vignettes.  Tells the story of a man and his three children, Marie, Sophie, and Jules, when they visit a farm in the French country side. While there they see cows, learn how to milk them and make butter and cheese. Additionally they go to the barnyard and see a variety of animals, and participate in the harvest of the vegetable fields and fruit orchards. Lastly the children take a trip to the wine cellar. OCLC - 1 only (3/2018).   Inscription from a previous owner 1883. In French. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 3/4". Edge wear, covers partially detached at base (approximately 2 1/2"). Covers glued to margin top portion of book. Two stains on the front cover along the top left. Pages are toned and soiled due to age. Inscription by early owner.
Martinet Menu Du Jour - Menu Card. Paris. c1880s. .. McMonagle & Rogers, Select Cooking Recipes. C. A. Coffin & Rogers.New York.1880
A 4 5/8" x 3 1/4"  menu card for Martinet, 28 Avenue de L'Opera, Paris. A menu card for Lunch either Prix Fix or ala carte.  The front depicts a caricature of a father flying out of his chair when he pulls the champagne cork with frightened children looking on.  The reverse is a printed menu format with hand penned fare including prices.  Printed by Acker, Paris. c1880s.. Margins appear trimmed. A 32 pp booklet. wraps.  Middletown, NY. Artistic printing - covers with numerous decorative devices.  McMonagle and Rogers produced premium fruit flavors and was founded in 1868  Recipes for cakes, creams, puddings and sauces and interestingly enough includes a veal loaf and lobster salad recipe.   Presented by H. D. Sackett, Suffield, Conn.  Measures 5" x 3 1/4". .
Menu - Inaugural Dinner by the May of Quebec, at the Hotel St. Louis, Wednesday, 27th May 1874 Menu - Tremont House, Boston, September 19, 1886. ..
A single-fold 7 1/2" x 5" menu printed in purple and green.  The front cover announces the dinner with the emblem of  Quebec at top.   Fare included Halibut with Lobster Sauce, Cincinnati Ham with Champagne Sauce, Black Duck, Italian Cream and much more.   Wines includes a Still Hock, Sherry, Champagne (Roederer), Moselle, Claret and Port.  The back page includes an extensive list of Toasts.  Measures 7 1/2" x 4 7/8".  . The mayor was Aldis Bernard (c. 1810 – 3 July 1876) was a Canadian dentist and politician, the Mayor of Montreal, Quebec between 1873 and 1875. The hotel is still in operation untder the name Hôtel Le Clos Saint-Louis Single-fold menu with illustration of the exterior of the establishment and surrounding street scenes on front cover. The menu is for September 19, 1886 and features a wide array including various Soup, Fish, Cold, Entrees, Vegetables, Pastry and Dessert. Also includes a comprehensive wine list. Reverse is blank. Measures 5 ¾” x 9”. . horizontal centerfold
Menu for Dinner Honoring Academic Painters Edouard Detaille De Neuville  and T. G. Vibert at the Cercle De La Presse, March 7, 1882 Menu Planters Hotel Co. Mackinac Island Hotel Co. - Grand Hotel & Planter's Hotel. .Mackinac Island Mich.1723
A 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" menu card for a dinner honoring the two academic artists.  De Neuville was considered the "semi-official" artist of the French Army.  Fine illustrations of the two honorees.    Fare includes Potage, hors-d'oeuves, Releve, Entrees, Rot, Salade, Legumes, Entremets, Dessert, Vins, Cafe et Liquers.   Printed by Motteroz.   Reverse is blank.. A heavy stock 7 1/4" x 5" menu card with an raised engraving logo at upper left.  Title Table d' Hote  A comprehensive array of courses with fare such as Boiled Mackinaw Trout, Pate-de foie-gras with jelly, Lettuce and egg and Sommerset pudding.  The cost was $1.00  Also promotes the Olympic and Century theatre presentations for the evening.  Appears as this menu may have been used at both the Grand Hotel and Planters Hotel.  Reverse is blank. Vertical center crease..
Menu, Historic Claremont America's Famous Road House, Riverside Drive, New York City and Longue Vue on Broadway, Hastings on Hudsonc1911.New York.c1911 Menus and Invitations for the Societe Archeologique, Historique & Artistique le Vieux Papier our l'etude de la vie & Des Moeurs d'autrefois (Archaeological Society, Historical and Artistic Old Paper for the Study of Life & Habits) 1910-
The cover page provides historical information on the two venues opening to to the menu page and wine list. Each with appropriate vignette at top. The pages then open at center to reveal exterior views of the two locations. 7" x 10". light wear Includes three (3) invitations from to attend the annual dinner of the French Old Paper Society for 1910, 1911 and an unknown year and four (4) menus for 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1926. Fine printing and imagery. The society celebrated its 100th dinner on April 28, 1914.   A predecessor to The Ephemera Society (UK) and the Ephemera Society of America.  One year's menu featured humanity towards animals..
Modified Prohibition and Dry Thoughts on Election Day Multiple scenes -  In all Climates - A Dubonnet Restores. ..
An informational pamphlet containing two articles, "Modified Prohibition" and "Dry Thoughts on Election Day" first printed in the November 5, 1930 and the November 12, 1930 issues of The Christian Century respectively. The first article argues for a less stringent approach to alcohol than the current prohibition laws allowed since by the 1930s the public opinion was turning against prohibition. "A great, though by no means a new, dilemma faces our country today. The liquor traffic creates trouble when it is legalized. It also creates trouble when it is outlawed." The second article was written on Nov. 4, 1930, the day of the congressional midterm elections, and declared it the day "that will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the story of the warfare against the liquor traffic. Today a decade of complacency on the part of dry public opinion comes to an end." While prohibition wasn't officially repealed until 1933, the 1930 election had a hand in voting in numerous anti-prohibition congressmen and senators. The article is a rallying cry for the 'dry' troops and laid out a basic plan of attack to ensure prohibition remained the law of the land. 22 pgs. Printed wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 1 (Oct. 2020). Measures 6" x 3 1/2". A 7" x 7" volvelle or wheel depicting a big game hunter as he traverses as he rounds the world being refreshed by Dubonnet where ever he goes.  The illustration has him seated at a table requesting a Dubonnet with his leashed prey sitting near by.  Six (6) two part scenes of him wrestling an animal and then refreshing with Dubonnet. Suggests it should be served with quinine water. Souvenir de l'Exposition Coloniale..
No. 14 Germania Herb Tea. .. Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet Menu and Program, March 13, 1915..
A 1931 advertisement in the Milwaukee Sentinel “Germania Herb Tea – equally effective hot or iced; you will enjoy drinking it, and you will look and feel years younger.  It is not only for reducing, but it is a body normalizer.  Tones up the entire system and gives relief for indigestion, gas on the stomach, shortness of breath rheumatism and constipation. It tastes like orange pekoe tea and is made just the same.  For reducing take three cupfuls daily: for health purposes one cupful daily" 4 1/4" x 2 1/2" . The Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet took place on March 13, 1915. The program lists directors and divisions of the club, the presentation of the Henry C. Peterson Perpetual Challenge Trophy, the menu, Toasts, and Songs. The Menu includes Oysters, Soup, Salad, Hors D'oeuvres, fish, entrees, vegetables, roast, and dessert with drinks to coordinate. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". slight staining
Polytechnic Alumni Association Menu 30th Annual Dinner of the Polytechnic Alumni Association. .Brooklyn, NY.February 26,1892 Printed Buena Vista Spring Hotel Menu on Lg Watercolor decorated Paper Hand Fan 1894,  Asian Motif - Chrysthanthemums . .Blue Ridge Mountains.1894
A menu from the 30th Annual Dinner of the Polytechnic Alumni Association of the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. The menu itself is rather humorous, with each dish containing scientific names and chemical formulas for the attendees to decipher in order to known what they were having. For example the first item on the menu is "Mollusca. Class, Lamellibranchiata,. Genus Ostrae (Semitesta)" or in other words Oysters, or under Punch it states: C12 H22 O11 + H2O + C6 H12 O6 + 2 C2 H6O, which roughly translates to: Sucrose + Water + Fructose + Ethanol. On the left margin are some scientific drawings such as charts and beakers. At the top of the menu is an illustration of a professor lecturing on top of a small stage with chalk boards in the background.   The menu itself is two sheets, laid on top of one another, and attached by two red sun burst shape stickers at the top. The secondary page is blank and serves as an envelope for the menu. On the back of the secondary page is written, " Norman R. Haskell, Gastronomy, Feby 26, 1892, Prof Mansi."  Measures 14" x / 1/4" (unfolded),8 1/4" x 3 1/2" (folded). The Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1853 by a group of Brooklyn business men and was both a preparatory and collegiate program. These two programs would later separate into the Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School (also known as Poly Prep), which is still active today and the Polytech Institute of Brooklyn, which in in 2004, would merge with New York University to become the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. An 8 bamboo blade paper covered fane with a watercolor Asian inspired chrysthanthemum motif.   On the left 1/3 of one side of the fan is an applied menu for the Buena Vista Spring Hotel, Franklin Co., PA.  It is for Dinner on Sunday, August 5, 1894.  Fare includes leg of mutton with piquant sauce, Filet of Boeuf a l'Italienne, Breast of Veal with tomato stuffing, Cymlings (pattypan squash), California Fruit Pie and much more.  Measures13 1/2" x 24" when open.   The Buena Vista Spring Hotel was an elegant resort hotel of it's day. It was located 70 miles from Baltimore, elevated 1500 ft above sea level and overlooks the Cumberland Valley on one side and the Historic Battlefields of Gettysburg on the other.  An 1891 advertisment promotes the hotel as "A dry atmosphere, pure water, perfect sanative.  All modern improvements, Elevators, etc..
Promotional Brochure - Barbizon Les Charmettes & the Resumption of Sunday Dinners c1930s Illustrated by Pol Rab in Red & Black .. Recipe and Plan to Manufacture The Excelsior Cream Soda
A single-fold 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" promotional brochure illustrated by Pol Rab for the Barbizon Les Charmettes with an image of the exterior on the cover.  The inside illustration is of chefs at work, caption announces the resumption of Sunday Dinners.  The back cover promotes the hotel located in Foret de Fontaineblea, Barbizon. Published by Jem. . A 3 1/4" x 7 3/8"  Recipe and Plan to Manufacture The Excelsior Cream Soda. A cut of a young girl upper left followed by a fill in the blank printed recipe.  The quantities of sugar, egg whites, water, bicarbonate of soda and tartace (sp) acid (tartaric??)  This solution would be divided into parts for making different flavors.  Add flavoring extract and Red Fruit Food Coloring as appropriate.
S. H. Benson A Guinness Sport Folio - Whimsical Promotion. Guinness.Dublin.1950s Silk Menu - Dinner in honour of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia Tendered by the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung to the American Press, Feb. 26, 1902 + Programme
A humorous and colorful advertising booklet for Guinness Stout. The booklet contains a series of illustrations featuring people doing different sports activities in late Victorian/ Edwardian dress. The activities has been organized by month, so for example, in January the figures are ice skating and in September they are hunting. The illustrations themselves are quite humorous, for example, the illustration of the ice skating shows the same man in the variety of ways he fell down on the pond. In addition to the illustrations each page has a corresponding poem. Below is an example: "Describing his win, with a Guinness in hand, The Rider, who's still fun of beans, Says he won by a head, and we all understand It's the head of a Guinness he means." - March, a horse racing scene Illustrated covers. Stapled Booklet. 16 pages. Designed by S. H. Benson. Printed by John Waddington Ltd. Illustrations by Antony Groves-Raines. Measures 9 1/4" x 6 1/2".

A 12" 5 1/2" silk menu with a color illustration of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia. Fare included Oysters, Terrapin Philadelphia Style, Sweetbread, New Century and much more.Various wines and liqueurs served through. The dinner was to introduce the Prince to the American press. Also includes an unpaginated Official Program of Prince Henry's visit to the United States, published in English and German. Press of Voelcker Brothers, Cooper Square NY. It appears he was hosted by Miss Alice Roosevelt. . Prince Henry of Prussia (1862–1929) Prinz Albert Wilhelm Heinrich von Preußen or Prince Henry of Prussia, Generalinspekteur der Marine (born Albert Wilhelm Heinrich, 14 August 1862 – 20 April 1929) was a younger brother of German Emperor William II and a Prince of Prussia. A career naval officer, he held various commands in the Imperial German Navy and eventually rose to the rank of Grand Admiral. Henry had little in common with his brother, the German Emperor. He lacked, for example, William II's erratic nature and egotism. The prince was truly popular in Northern Germany, and on account of his humble and open manner was beloved by those under his command. On foreign travels, he was a good diplomat, who, unlike his brother, was able to strike the right tone. Thus, on his 1902 trip to the United States, Henry made a favorable impression with the critical American press and succeeded in winning the sympathy of more than just the numerous German-American segment of the population. (Wikipedia)
Sixteenth Annual Reunion of the Veteran Association Hartford City Guard, at Merrill's, January 10, 1883... Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
paper menu bound with string and tassel for the annual dinner of the Veteran Association.  The menu dated January 10, 1883 includes the Officers, Executive Committee, Order of events, menu, and words for the sixteenth annual reunion song. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion. 6 1/4" x 4". slight staining, tassel intact but starting to wear An unnumbered 34 pp booklet with embossed cameo of Alexander Hamilton on the front cover.   It is the souvenir for the opening of the hotel and includes a description of the hotel with pictures and sundry remarks on Paterson and the district thereabout, together with a succinct historical account of the doings of Alexander Hamilton.  Images from photographs and illustrations throughout.   It also includes a rather interesting menu with a page for each course including the fare, and a song with music and words. The booklet concludes with a dance card with 14 dances in the order of dance.  Unused. Meausres 6 3/8" x 3 3/4". . LIght cover wear
Tested Cooking Recipes and Household Hints by Cleveland News Housewives. ..c1910 The Experienced American Housekeeper, or Domestic Cookery: Formed on Principles of Economy for the Use of Private Families.
A 32 pp what appears to be a newspaper supplement printed on newsprint.  The front cover depicts a woman in a kitchen preparing a recipe.  Illustration marked D. C. Rudolph.  The forward is titled Recipes by Famouse Clevland Cooks, Published by The Cleveland News for Distribution Among Its Readers.  The Foreword by the Women's Editor of the Cleveland News reveals this Cook Book is not the work of one cooking expert, but of many -- the expert home cooks who read The Cleveland News.  The recipes have been tried by those who originally prepared them.  Many of the contributions are in the first person, just as they were written by the women who sent them to the Household Department of the News.   Content is dense with a wide array of recipes covering many types of food from frosting to rabbits. Advertising on covers, otherwise dense recipes.  Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".  No OCLC.  . Edge chips on front cover. Age toning on newsprint. 216 pp  6 leaves of plates. Yellow cloth hardcover.  Blind stamp.   Diagrams of cuts of meat.  Begins with Observations for the Use of the Mistress of a Family of a Family. Systematic goes through various types of meats, fish and other food categories. Includes index.  First published 1807.  Measures 6 1/2" x 4".
The Royal Wine & Liquor Coof Cleveland Ohio offered two (2) California products with Guarantee Bond.. Tremont House Menu . ..
California products, the Gutedel Wine and California Port; each with a Guarantee Bond promised to pay $500 to "any chemist of acknowledged ability and repute, who shall prove by a chemical analysis that the contents of this bottle, is not in accordance with the statement made on the label..." The certificate is housed in a deeply embossed wrap simulating the bottle label, with additional guarantees within. . A 9" x 5 3/4" single-fold menu for the Tremont House, Silas Gurney, Proprietor.  An illustration of the exterior of the restuaruantIt is for Saturday, Sept. 18, 1886.  Extensive menu with seven courses.  Followed by an equally extensive wine list.  The back cover is blank.  Corner bend front cover. Corner crease..
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Club House Dinner menu, Vallejo Yachting and Rowing Club, 1926.. Two (2) menus for the Canadian Camp Annual Dinners Hotel Astor, New York, 1915 and 1920.
Printed folded  menu and list of members and officers for the Vallejo Yachting and Rowing Club, Vallejo, California-organized May 1, 1900. The twenty-fifth Anniversary Club House Dinner includes general mess of celery, olives, sweet pickles, radishes, and combination salad; roast of suckling pig a la Roman with spiced dressing and apple sauce; entrees of enchiladas and Virginia pindar cured ham; vegetables of pomme nouvelles gastronome and petits spinach au Beurre; desserts are biscuits Glace a la Californienne, homemade apple and mince pies, ice cream, assorted cakes, and cafe noir; and Club House Old Pipes Dansant "Atopsides". A listing of Honorary Life Members, Past Comodores, Officers, Directors, and Original and Charter Members are included as well as picture of Club House on back cover. 7 1/2" x 5 1/2". slight staining, separation at base of fold The first is for four (4) pages and a cover. The front cover depicts an ornate fall scene with Native American chief interacting with a soldier with a tepee in the background. It is for the Thirteenth Anniversary in 1915. The first page lists the Dinner Committee and the Reception Committee. This is followed by the menu page, whimsically written with references to Gilbert Grosvenor and Buffalo Jones and others in the food titles. The next page is a list of twelve (12) speakers. The final page includes the guest of honor, the distinguished guest and toastmasters. Measures 9” x 7”. String tie binding; deckled edge. The second is a six (6) pages including cover. The front cover depicts an image from a photograph of Hon. Stephen T. Mather and a vignette of Roosevelt Park, California. Illustrations of woodland creatures, pine cones, etc. It is for the Eighteenth Anniversary in 1920. Illustrated by Operti. NY. The menu has a similar format to the 1915 menu with the addition of an Advisory Board. Measures 8” x 6”. Front cover partially detached. Reinforced with archival tape. .
Vibrant & Graphic  - Set of 6 Menu Cards, Pan-American Exposition Promote Armour's Extract of Beef W. A. Bonney New Family Grocery Store for Hyde Park & Fairmount, A Broadside . .Boston, MA.[1870]
A set of six 7 5/8" x 5 1/2"  menu cards representing scenes of the Pan-American Exposition.   Each card features brilliant illustrations of a fair event and is adorned in red and white border decorations. They include scenes from the Electric Tower, Government Buildings, Power House Interior (Harnessing the Niagara), Temple of Music, Machinery & Transportation Building and Manufacturers & Liberal Arts Building  The menus are serving suggestions for meals each featuring Armour's Extract of Beef and include two menus each for Luncheon,  Dinner and Chafing-Dish Supper.  The reverse of the cards each have a different cooking tip relating to the product and instructions on obtaining a set of the menu cards for postage and a metal cap from a jar of Armour's Extract of Beef. A broadside advertising a change of ownership for a grocery store in Boston, MA. The store itself was located near the Boston neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Fairmount. The grocery was originally leased by a W. T. Allen, and, according to the broadside,  is now leased by W. A. Bonney who "has put in a good assortment of FIRST-RATE FAMILY GROCERIES, and he hopes by keeping good goods and selling at low prices, to obtain a good share of your trade." According to the broadside the store sold a wide variety of items such as sugar, flour, spices, tea, coffee, tapioca, arrow-root, oranges, lemons, apples, currants, and kerosene oil. Little is known about the business itself, except for the fact that it again changed hands in 1874, though Bonney's family would still continue live above the store for a short while. A newspaper article on November 21, 1874 in the Boston Post states that a fire broke out and the building, both grocery and apartment, were destroyed. In the same article it notes that the grocery recently changed hands from W. A. Bonney to H. O. Camp, and the Bonney family was able to save most of their furniture. Single sheet, single sided. Measures 12" x 9"..
William Howard Hay The Hay Way to Health. Pocono Haven.Mount Pocono, PA.1936 Window Display Photograph - Helen Fox Kruser Delicatessen featuring of A-So-Gud Pretzels . ..1920s
An 8 page booklet advertising "The Hay Way to Health", otherwise known as the Hay diet created by Dr. William Howard Hay (1866-1940). Hay was an American physician who was the owner and director of Pocono Haven, a sanatorium in Pennsylvania. The booklet describes Hay's thoughts on how to obtain good health, which according to him "depends on vital foods, fresh air, exercise, rest, sunshine, water, and recreation." The booklet continues on describe the treatments options available at Pocono Haven, in particular the  'Hay diet', which is a food combining diet that separates food into three groups: alkaline, acidic and neutral. Alkaline foods were carbohydrates such as rice, grains, and potatoes. Acidic food were the proteins, like meat, fish, and diary. Neutral food were vegetables and nuts. 8 pages, printed wrapper. Staple binding. Measures 6 1/4" x 3 3/4". A 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" photograph depicting a window display at Helen Fox Kruser  Delicatessen.  Large poster in background for "O-So-Gud" Pretzels in the background with open cases of pretzels and pretzels strewn about the base of the display. The pretzels are accompanied by what else but beer....