Historic Menus

Old Apr 20, 16, 4:46 am
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Historic Menus

The New York Public Library has a stack of old menus scanned in. Interesting to see changing trends and some of the more timeless items.


Looking at some of the cocktail menus from the 50's and 60's - everything old is certainly new again.
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Old Apr 20, 16, 9:07 am
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The older ones are hilarious. 1851 City Hotel. Long on meat, short on vegetables. Side dishes include mutton, tongue and calves feet.

I found a couple airline menus in there too. Ah, the good old days.
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Old Apr 21, 16, 3:06 am
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Thanks for posting this - very interesting. I wonder if they want more, by the way - I have a bunch stuffed in a box somewhere.

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Old Apr 22, 16, 2:03 am
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There is a restaurant here that had menus from Churchill, the Queen etc etc. They remodeled and I have no idea where they went.

It was fun reading them while waiting for the restroom.
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this.

My contribution. Menu from a cruise ship in 2015.
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