Hollywood, CA. The Wooden Shoe Restaurant. 1941.
The die-cut menu, shaped like a Dutch wooden shoe (12 1/2 x 5 inches folded), features dinner choices priced between 75¢ and $1.50. Dinners include soup, salad, main course, two veggies, bowl of red cabbage, dutch potato dumping, bread and butter, choice of dessert, cheese and crackers, tea or coffee, etc. Notice on menu states: "Prices of dinners which include ingredients imported from the Netherlands or the Dutch Possessions are subject to change without notice due to conditions beyond our control." One side of the folded menu is formatted to facilitate mailing, and address details have been filled out in pencil, while inside the menu, a note from "Flora & Carl" features lines in pencil flowing from their 75¢ and 85¢ menu choices. Although postage stamp is missing, cancellation mark is present, dated June 17, 1941, six months before Pearl Harbor--and the onset of "conditions beyond our control." Overall very good clean condition. Item #54255