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Image for Objects For Preparing Food (Exhibition Catalog 1973)

Objects For Preparing Food (Exhibition Catalog 1973)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: 1973

Seller ID: 0065

Condition: Very Good


Fabulous art catalog celebrating the art of the lowly, as in the utensils and vessels used by cooks. If you know your way around the kitchen, or wish you did, you will love these oversized pages filled with black and white photos of many, many items -- some of which you may not even recognize. The book is huge at 12"x12-1/2" and was published to accompany an exhibit at the Renwick Gallery which ran from Feb. 9, 1973 to April 29, 1973. The New York Museum of Contemporary Crafts also played a role in making it happen. View more info

Image for Historic Old New Orleans, LA Local Menu Laid-in

Historic Old New Orleans, LA Local Menu Laid-in

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, E.C. Kropp: No date

Seller ID: 0466

Condition: Near fine


Gorgeous full-page, richly colored illustrations (14 in all)make this one fabulous travel brochure. And the good part is the text is ample too. he brochure itself measures 4-3/4"x6-1/4" and has 30 crisp white pages, all of which are coated. There's also a little bonus item laid-in -- a blue menu from The Little Shop Around the Corner run by Mary Leverich where back in the day a shrimp cocktail could be had for 30 cents, a ham sandwich for 20 cents and homemade ice cream for 15 cents. Oh, for the good old days! (Small Item Flip Box #1) View more info

Image for Holland-Amsterdam Line Farewell Dinner Menu (S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam Sunday, May 31, 1970)

Holland-Amsterdam Line Farewell Dinner Menu (S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam Sunday, May 31, 1970)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Holland-American Line: 1970

Seller ID: 0698

Condition: Near fine


Beautiful graphic -- spare, simple and sensational, the perfect round-off menu for a lovely cruise. The menu is made of cardstock and measures 8-1/4"x12" with no signifiant defect. Clean and bright. The captain for this cruise in May, 1970 was Captain S. van Herk and the executive chef was M. Lamm. The suggested wine was Chateau Vieux Certan 1964 to accompany the prime rib of beef. Other entrees includes poached medallions of salmon with wine sauce and grapes Veronique, primw sirloin steak with tarragno butter, and roast Maryland turkey with glazed hestnuts. There were also appetizers, salad,... View more info

Image for Toffenetti Restaurant Times Square Postcard (1951)

Toffenetti Restaurant Times Square Postcard (1951)

By: N/A

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Lumitone Photoprint: 1951

Seller ID: 0822

Condition: Very good


Fun souvenir postcard clearly purchased by a tourist who wrote on the back, "Ate here after South Pacific 12 o'clock June 7, 1951." Toffenetti's "the cathedral of all restaurants" was started by an Italian immigrant named Dario Toffannetti. He opened his first place in 1914 and this huge THOUSAND seat eatery in 1940 at 43rd Street and Broadway on New York's Times Square. The menu consisted of both American and European food, plain and inexpensive, and Toffenetti's was open 24 hours a day! Postcard was not postally used and is clean and bright with a semi-glossy finish. Only fault is a few spot... View more info

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Canadian National Railways Menu September 6,1939

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canada, Canadian National Railways: 1939

Seller ID: 1119

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome 1939 menu for passengers on the Canadian National Railway September 6, 1939. This was a banner year for Canada with the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth who in May of '39 took a Royal Tour of the country stopping at both small towns and large cities to the delight of fervent crowds. To celebrate the Royal Tour the two Canadian railways -- the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific --each worked hard to outdo the other in providing half the cars for the Royal Train. Of course by the time this menu was printed the hoopla was all over, but the cover shows The Nat... View more info

Image for Tip-Top Bread Novelty Advertising Fan (1950 Pittsburgh)

Tip-Top Bread Novelty Advertising Fan (1950 Pittsburgh)

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, Tip-Top Bread: 1950

Seller ID: 1122

Condition: Very good


I love the old advertising fans, especially the ones that fold out like this one does. If you're from Pittsburgh you probably recognize the Tip-Top brand. Love the tranquil water scene which emerges as you manipulate the three pieces. The back of the fan offers suggestions for summer taste sensations using Tip-Top. There was also a name printed on it (Richard) at one time, but there was an attempt to remove it at some point. Other than that this one is in great condition. Closed it measures 5" at the widest point and 7-1/4" tall. Open the fan measures 11" at the widest point. Clean and operat... View more info

Image for Fred Harvey Restaurant Menu 1945 (Aid to Military Ribbon Identification)

Fred Harvey Restaurant Menu 1945 (Aid to Military Ribbon Identification)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kansas, Fred Harvey Restaurants: 1945

Seller ID: 1505

Condition: Very good


Fred Harvey was a restaurant phenomenon. On this menu it sums up his amazing growth with this line, "from Cleveland to the Pacific coast." This particular menu was printed for the restaurant located in Union Station, Los Angeles and dated Monday, May 28, 1945. In addition to the patriotic cover it's interesting to see how much food has changed in America. Of course the prices are give-away by today's standards -- imagine a cocktail for 35 cents -- but you would rarely see such offerings as what Fred Harvey was serving up for lunch in '45. How about some braised smoked beef tongue with noodles... View more info

Image for Swift and Company Martha Logan Leaflets In Folder (1940's)

Swift and Company Martha Logan Leaflets In Folder (1940's)

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago, Swift and Company: No date. Circa late 1940s

Seller ID: 2005

Condition: booklets Fine condition. Folder good.


Eight Martha Logan recipes booklets nestled in a blue folder with a picture of the fictional lady herself in the upper corner next to the spine. She representd all of the company's home economists combined, though a real woman was always chosen whenever the picture needed updating. Inside the folder which measures 6" x 9" are these items: Franks To the Aid of the Party; Fingertip Meals with Swift's Premium Canned Meats; Meal Time Ideas With Tender-Grown Swift's Premium Chicken; 22 Popular New Recipes Using Swift'ning's 77 Make Your Own Mix; Festival of Cheese With Swift's Brookfield; Captiva... View more info

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Menus Carnival The "Fun Ships"

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No location stated, Carnival Ships: No date

Seller ID: 2547

Condition: Very good condition


The blue folder seen in the first photo is a menu. What's interesting about it is the five additional menus inside hich have no covers. They're plain front and back with the menu printed inside of each. The blue one is a luncheon menu, the others dinner menus, each with a specific theme -- American night, Pacific night, French night, Spanish night and Italian night. All are clean and nice. The only fault is minor edge wear to the blue one. View more info

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Menu Landmark Inn(Chinese Cuisine, 1974)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No location stated, Landmark Inn: 1974

Seller ID: 2636

Condition: Very Good Condition


I've had this menu for awhile and tried many times to determine its origin, but I, still don't know. You would think that because they served an extensive list of Chinese food would have helped, but it didn't. The only clue I found was a message inside from "Danny" who took a page to enitce diners with the various types of Chinese cuisine --Mandarin, Hunan, Cantonese etc. The only reason I even know the date is because a previous owner wrote it (1974) on one of the pages. The restaurant created a showy full-page list of cocktails in addition to seven pages of entrees, appetizers and desserts... View more info

Image for Postcard Fred Harvey's Lunch Room Union Station, Chicago (1920's)

Postcard Fred Harvey's Lunch Room Union Station, Chicago (1920's)

By: N/A

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Fred Harvey: 1920's

Seller ID: 2688

Condition: Very Good Condition


This card is unused, so no dates written by sender and no post mark. The only clue to find a date here is the pink cloche hat on the lady in the foreground next to the two men. The cloche hat is a Roaring Twenties fashion favorite. Fred Harvey was the restaurant king of his day. This one was beautiful and located in the Chicago train station. Card is clean and nice and will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

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No. 9 Fishermen's Grotto Vintage Menu (1960's)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, M. Geraldi & Sons: circa 1960's

Seller ID: 2712

Condition: Very Good condition


What a graphic! The second I saw this menu I was hooked. It's a big one too measuring 10" x 14" and very clean and nice. It opens to show two pages of appetizers, cocktails, specials, sea food, salads, fishermen's dinners, steak, sandwiches, dessert, child's plate and beverages. The back of the menu is all about wine, champagne, mixed drinks, and other alcohol including beer and ale. (Entertainment II) View more info

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Wharf Restaurant Dinner Menu, Sheraton-British Colonial Hotel, Nassau Bahamas

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Nassau, Bahams, Sheraton-British Colonial Hotel: Unknown

Seller ID: 2755

Condition: Very good condition


Very handsome menu for the Wharf Restaurant which was located in the Sheraton-British Colonial Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas. As is often the case, there is no date here, but a complete dinner cost just $8.50, though there were some exceptions. Cocktails -- martinis, daquiris and Manhattans-- were $3. Also, requiring an extra fee were sea food appetizers and some steaks and of course the spit-roasted suckling pig. Dessert was included in the flat fee. Menu is clean and nice with five pages printed on the same card stock as the cover. It measures 9" x 15". View more info

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Menu Act I Restaurant New York

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York City, Act I: No date

Seller ID: 2836

Condition: Fine condition


Very attractive menu for a restaurant that was clearly located in the theater district. There is no date and no city, but there IS a very good clue. At the bottom of the central panel of the menu is this comment, "Act I has a "Hot Line" telephone to Golden Theatre Ticket Service -- we will make ticket reservations for you directly from the reservation desk on the 16th floor." I'm almost certain that Act I was a New York City restaurant because the Golden ticket service remains there. Here's an example of the prices -- prime rib $7.25; Cornish hen Kiev $5.75; and whole stuffed lobster $8.75. T... View more info

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Steak House in Ghost Town Knott's Berry Farm (Menu, 1950's)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Buena Park, California, Knott's Berry Farm: circa 1950's

Seller ID: 2870

Condition: Fine condition


Crisp, clean booklet which serves two purposes -- to entice travelers to your the Ghost Town and all its attractions and have a nice dinner before they go. The booklet measures 5-1/4" x 8-1/2" asnd isx crispa dn clean as new. The back cover shows a "From" and To" section which could be mailed with just oen stamp. This one was not used. The attractions include the Prerserving Kitchen, Marion and Toni's Dress Shop, Virginia's Gift Shop, The Steak House, The Railroad, and Ghost Town itself, the little chapel by the lake, the Indian Village on the island and the stagecopach ride through the farm.... View more info

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Matson Lines Mardi Gras Dinner Menu (February 15, 1968)

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii, Matson Lines: 1968

Seller ID: 2962


A beautiful painting of a scene in Fiji is perfect for the Matson Lines which was located in Hawaii. Mostly they carried cargo, but they also had passenger liners which went From L.A. and San Francisco to Hawaii, to other exotic islands, and even as far as Australia and New Zealand. But along came a spike in modern air travel and Matson's liners were making fewer forays. By 1970 they were done. The liner for which this menu derived was the S.S. Lurline. The menu took a southern slant with Carnival lobster cocktail, jumbo prawns a la Creole, spouther fired breast of chicken, southern ambrosia ... View more info

Image for Menu The Court of Two Sisters, New Orleans 1966

Menu The Court of Two Sisters, New Orleans 1966

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Orleans, The Court of Two sisters: 1966

Seller ID: 2974

Condition: Fine condition


This is the prettiest menu cover for dining in a New Orleans courtyard. It catches both the ambiance and the restaurant noted for its mint juleps. In fact, it was those mint juleps that gave me the date of this menu -- in a way. Back then a mint julep cost considerably more than a martini which was 95 cents, so I thought I'd see when martinis were this price. As luck would have it the article I found was about martinis vs. juleps at Sisters -- and THERE was the answer! The menu is lengthy,bright and clean. It measures 9-3/4" x 12-3/4". View more info

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Hotel - Restaurant "Wilhelmina" Delft Wine Menu (Holland)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Delft, Holland, Wilhelmina Hotel Resataurant: Unknown

Seller ID: 2981


Very handsome and very clean wine menu. I got this with a number of other menus, all of which came from the 60's, so I'm tentatively taking a guess that the 60's prevail here too. Closed, the menu measures 8-1/4" x 14", but when completely opened it engages all three panels offering 48 wines and champagnes. The only fault is a faint shiny light strip just above the picture on the cover as if a long sticker were taken off. There's no residue and the entire menu feels smooth. OVERSEAS ORDERS WELCOME. Please use the contact button with your destination and the item name and I will give you an ex... View more info

Image for Menu Colonial Hotel, Cleveland Ohio (December 25, 1906)

Menu Colonial Hotel, Cleveland Ohio (December 25, 1906)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Colonial Hotel: 1906

Seller ID: 3607

Condition: Good condition


The Colonial Hotel was a fixture of downtown Cleveland from 1900 to 1929. This menu was for the hotel's 1908 Christmas dinner.The light blue cover shows pale stains, a few light spots, and a few scratches, but overall isn't too bad. The original ribbon was untied when I got it, but when I tried to fix it the ribbon tore in my hands like paper. Instead I used a heavy vintage satin ribbon in white. I also used a piece of archival tape to repair the split on the front cover. It'beneath the menu part, so you can't see it all. On then to the dinner --That Christmas the hotel offered celery, o... View more info

Image for Antoine's Restaurant 175th Anniversary Celebration; Plus Ephemera

Antoine's Restaurant 175th Anniversary Celebration; Plus Ephemera

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New Orleans, Self-published: 1984

Seller ID: 4244

ISBN: 0986081205

Condition: Fine condition; Very good 1940 Menu


This book is a beauty -- many color photographs of astounding aspects of New Orlean's oldest restaurant. Inside this book the previous owner added a 1940 menu for Antoine's. The book is wonderful, whether you have been there, or not. It isn't just a picture book, but also has a legthy text showing the history of th restaurant and five generations. The book is pristine measures 10" square and has 311 pages includiong index. The 1940 menu and an empty matchcover is a fabulous find! A few chocies from the entrees sedtion --Foi de volaaile en brochette for $3.50 and Chateaubriand for two $16. Amon... View more info