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Robert Curtis Ogden (1836-1913) was a prominent businessman, proponent of education, and financial backer of Booker T. Washington.New York, New York: Tiffany & Co., 1902. An exquisitely produced menu and seating plan, in original box (10" by 8" by 0.5"), designed by Tiffany & Co. for a banquet held at the Waldorf Astoria. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, the event was held "in honor of the Guests who attended the Dedicatory Ceremonies at the opening of the Building of the Chamber" in 1902 (upper cover of menu). Both the seating plan and the box have been signed in pencil by Robert Curtis Ogden (1836-1913). The menu measures 9.75" by 7.5", and is comprised of a title-page with finely embossed gold seal, flanked by hand-painted flags (U.S., Great Britain, France, Germany) and with a steel engraving of the new Chamber building at the foot; the next two leaves are printed with the evening's menu and a list of toasts. All three leaves are secured with two blue ribbons. The seating plan is a booklet (8" by 6") sewn with blue cord that is comprised of 22 pp. of guest names and 17 pp. of seating diagrams. Fine to very fine; some wear to box ribbons.