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Menu for the Ninth International Congress Banquet (Medicine) with Allegorical Imagery 1887

Light surface soiling from handling front cover.

Philadelphia: Bailey Banks & Biddle, A 4 page heavy stock with gilt fore edge menu with a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon binding. The front cover is an illustration of Lady Liberty with the American shield and the Eagle atop the world. The stars below represent the states of the United States with the exception of the 13 states in the rainbow above representing the 13 colonies. The event was held in Washington DC in September. The first page of the menu has a vignette at the upper left with Lady Liberty preparing food while allegorical representatives from England, France, Spain and the US await the fare. The imagery on the next page depicts Uncle Sam with a bottle of champagne while representative bottles from various companies "pop their corks". The back cover depicts an array of international flags wrapped in the United States flag. Fare includes ham and tongue sandwiches, sardines, salmon au tartare and much more. Measures 7 1/4" x 5 5/8". Printed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Phila.

Price: $150.00

Item #26017348