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 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 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. ..
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." ( 9 3/4" x 6 1/4". slight discoloration on top corner
 Casino de Paree Menu and Wine List, . ..
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
 Champagne Binet Blank Advertising Menu, ca. 1890's. ..
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. ( 10" x 7".
 Chicago &  Grand Trunk Railway, The Great Niagara Falls Air Line Menu . Rand McNally & Co...1886
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. .
 Fifth Avenue Hotel Menu, Hitchcock, Darling & Co. New York City. C1890s.. ..
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”.
 Francois French Restaurant, 46 E. Colorado St., Pasadena with homespun charm c1950s. ..
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
 Invitation, Program and Menu for Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington, Lawyers' Club, NYC . Tiffany & Co...April 29, 1889
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. ..
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..
 Memorabilia from the Lowe's Opera House. .Groveton, NH.May 5, 1897
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..
 Menu - Class of '69 - Delmonico's. Sanford, Harroun & Co..New York.1866
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
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.
 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)
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 . ..
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
 Menu card for New Years, Moseley's New Haven House, 1908. ..
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
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)..
 Menu Triennial Dinner - Class of 1882 - Bowdoin College. .Sagadah House, Bath ME.June 25, 1885
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. ..
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
 Menu-H. Hicks & Son, America's First and Foremost Fruit Shop, New York , ca. 1936. ..
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
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).
 Riggs House, Washington DC. John A. Lowell, Engraver..1883
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.
 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 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
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.
 The Baltimore Cactus Society with Cacti Bill of Fare. ..Jan. 20th, 1897
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
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.
 Washington's Birthday Celebration Menu with . .Pinehurst, NC.Feb. 22, 1910
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.
1897, A Joyful Christmas to All Menu for the Hotel Colson..
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 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.
A. Beignet Twelve (12) menus for the Annual Banquet of Societies des Architectes de L’Anjou. ..1890-1911
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. .
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.
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
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.
Fall River Line Menu - Steamer Plymouth c1900.
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) 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
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.
Hand Made Rebus Menu, December 25, 1900. ..1900
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
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".
Invitation, Ticket and Menu for Krewe of Athenians Ball. .New Orleans.
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. .
Martinet Menu Du Jour - Menu Card. Paris. c1880s. ..
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.
Menu - Inaugural Dinner by the May of Quebec, at the Hotel St. Louis, Wednesday, 27th May 1874
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
Menu - Tremont House, Boston, September 19, 1886. ..
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
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..
Menu Planters Hotel Co. Mackinac Island Hotel Co. - Grand Hotel & Planter's Hotel. .Mackinac Island Mich.1723
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
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
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-
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..
Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet Menu and Program, March 13, 1915..
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
Photo Menu for Luncheon Eastman Kodak Company
A 4 5/8" x 7" menu card printed on photographic paper with the exterior of the Kodak Park Works building on the left and a menu printed on the right for Luncheon on Monday, July Thirtieth, 1926.  The reverse is blank.
Polytechnic Alumni Association Menu 30th Annual Dinner of the Polytechnic Alumni Association. .Brooklyn, NY.February 26,1892
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.
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 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...
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
Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
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
Tremont House Menu . ..
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..
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
Two (2) menus for the Canadian Camp Annual Dinners Hotel Astor, New York, 1915 and 1920.
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. .