What's on the menu?...Vintage Food and Drink Menus 1926-1967
The following listing is comprised of vintage menus, most from restaurants in the United States, but British, Canadian, and Mexican restaurants are also included. A number of the menus represent Polynesian-themed restaurants, a mid-twentieth century vogue that, in some menu listings, conflated Chinese food with the South Pacific. Occasionally a menu's emphasis is directed toward offerings from the bar, while others are decidedly discrete: "Could we suggest a glass of wine before dinner?" The menus represent a 40 year span and, for the most part, are in good to very good condition. It should be noted that, very occasionally, a... (read more)
Dearborn, MI. Ford Motor Company. 1949. LOT OF TWO brochures advertising the 1949 Ford automobile. The first, The '49 Ford, unfolds to a colorful poster, size 23 ¾ x 17 ¾ inches. Four models are illustrated in full color, with side panel calling attention to various features of the automobile... Item #54693
Dearborn, Michigan. Ford Motor Company. 1939. Folded brochure 7 x 5 inches unfolding to sheet 14 x 20 inches picturing, through line drawings, profiles of the Ford Motor Company’s product line for 1939: 8 models of Ford cars; 4 models of Mercury 8’s; 19 models of Lincoln V-12’s (Lincoln Zephyr... Item #54692
1919 INAUGURAL AIRCRAFT EXPOSITION)
New York. Manufacturers Aircraft Association. 1919. First Edition. Program, color pictorial cover, with extensive black and white advertising, for the first annual Aeronautical Exposition, Madison Square Garden and the 69th Regiment Armory, New York City, March 1st through 15th, 1919. The exposition was conducted under the auspices of the Manufacturers... Item #51948
1920s AVIATION) Turner, Major C. C.
London. Scala House. No date. Ca. 1920. BOOKLET, black and white photo illustrations, black and white map, unpaginated, 10 x 7 1/2 inches, decorative gilt paper wrappers with pictorial paper label (softbound). Covers lightly worn with some edge creases and short tears, scattered foxing to map, overall good condition. Eric... Item #49080
Paris. 07- 1923. No. 35. 3 e. Annee. Pochoir color plates and tipped in illustrations throughout, unpaginated, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, decorative string tied color pictorial wrappers. Lower corners of front cover chipped, light staining at lower left edge of front cover, split at head and tail of... Item #45825
Paris. 10- 1921. October 1921 issue, pochoir color plates (including 4 tipped-in illustrations) throughout, unpaginated (16pp), 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, decorative string-tied wrappers with color pochoir pictorial label. Long split to cover spine now repaired with archival tape, chips to two lower front cover corners, light staining at... Item #45826
AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES CRUISE SHIP MENU)
Sheets, Millard (illus).
California. American President Lines. 05-09- 1948. Attractive S. S. President Wilson menu, 11 x 8 3/4 inches, for the vessel's Maiden Voyage with Honolulu its destination. For some reason the Millard Sheets artwork on the cover, depicting the Taj Mahal, was deemed appropriate for this inaugural voyage... Item #54254
General Foods Corp. 1934. Color pictorial map, 17 x 23 inches on sheet 18 x 24 inches, folding as issued with original mailing envelope, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. An interesting and decorative item relating to the second voyage of Admiral Richard E. Byrd to the Antartic, issued by... Item #51368
Rochga, Rud. and Paul Haustein (illus).
Stuttgart. Julius Hoffman. No date. 1903. 13 ONLY (of 24) color lithograph plates, sheets 18 x 13 inches, cloth covered thin boards (hardbound). Covers moderately soiled; the plates are in excellent condition with light spots to a few outer margins. AS IS. This is... Item #51580
ASIA - JAPAN / CHINA / PHILIPPINES)
To the Orient from Seattle. Admiral Oriental Line operators for U.S. Shipping Board. Fastest Time Seattle to Japan China and the Philippines.
Admiral Oriental Line. 1923. Booklet 9 x 4 inches opening to sheets 9 x 8 inches of which there are 28 numbered; six panel folding color map and two panel "deck map." Black and white illustrations throughout. Tiny chip to upper edge of cover, otherwise fine condition. Packed with information... Item #54721
ASIA - WORLD WAR II - MARINES)
New York. Army Information Branch. 09-10- 1945. Volume IV, No. 21 F. Poster, two sided, sheet 16 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches, folded to 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches as issued. Darkened areas along fold lines are shadows in photograph and DO NOT APPEAR ON ACTUAL MAP. Light toning... Item #49319
AUTOMOTIVE - OLDSMOBILE)
Detroit. Oldsmobile Motor Division, General Motors. 10- 1956. 24 pp booklet, 6 x 1 3/4 inches, opening to a wall-size color poster 24 x 23 inches featuring 16 models of the new Oldsmobile for 1957. On verso, color illustrations of the car's interior, its motor, a detail of a tail... Item #54644
AVIATION / MILITARY) H. G. Hawker Engineering Company, Ltd.
Aldershot (UK). Gale & Polden for Hawker Ltd. No date. Ca. 1927. Booklet, 9 1/2 x 6 inches, 10 pages (plus one unnumbered page) picturing and describing the Hawker line of metal-body aircraft. Tipped-in photo to front cover. Metal staples rusted, thus booklet is loose in stiff card covers. Light... Item #49845
BOTANICAL ART - ART NOUVEAU ERA) Foord, Jeannie
Decorative Flower Studies for the Use of Artists, Designers, Students, and Others. A Series of Forty Coloured Plates Printed in Facsimile of the Original Drawings, Accompanied by Studies of Detail from Each Subject, and Descriptive Notes.
London. B.T. Batsford. 1901. Forty color plates each accompanied by an additional sheet with black and white plate of botanical details on one side and information on the plant on the other, 15 x 11 inches, decorative color endpapers, gilt embossed pictorial cloth covered boards with gilt lettering... Item #54626
BURMA / MARSHALL ISLANDS / JAPANESE ARMY UNIFORMS)
Newsmap for the Armed Forces. 230th Week of the War - 112th Week of U.S. Participation. Monday, February 7, 1944.
New York. Army Information Branch. 02-07- 1944. Volume II, No. 42. Poster, 2 two-color maps, black and white photo illustrations and text, sheet 35 x 47 inches, folded to 9 x 11 3/4 inches as issued. Color illustrations on verso. Tape residue to upper corners, 5 inch tear to upper... Item #47248
Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
London. Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1920. Third Edition. x+233pp (+8pp of ads), 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, red cloth covered boards (hardbound) with color pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket extremities worn with 1 1/4 inch paper loss to tail of spine and 1/2 inch paper loss to head of... Item #43354
CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO TO SAN DIEGO)
Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States from San Francisco to San Diego by the Hydrographic Party under the command of Lieut. James Alden...
McMurtrie, W.B. (mapmaker).
[Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Coast Survey. 1852. Map, 21 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches folding to 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Light dampstain across centrefold, additional diagonal crease when folded. Narrow margin at centre left. Paper is strong and dampstain could readily be minimised. A particularly handsome chart... Item #54460
CALIFORNIA - ARCADIA)
Thomas, Geo. C. (map maker).
Arcadia, CA. Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. 1947. Detailed map of Arcadia and vicinity (including Monrovia) with Index on sheet 20 x 14 3/4 inches folding to 10 x 3 3/4 inches. Very good clean condition. Text on verso extols Arcadia as "the city of homes"... Item #53526
CALIFORNIA - ARIZONA - TEXAS - SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES)
El Paso, TX. El Paso Auto Club. Copyright 1927. Black and white pictographic / pictorial map bordered by black and white vignette photo illustrations, sheet size 22 x 33 inches, black and white photo illustrations on verso, folding as issued to 11 x 4 1/4 inches. Some faint dampstaining and... Item #45966
CALIFORNIA - BIG BEAR LAKE)
Ramsey, George (mapmaker).
Los Angeles. Recreation Publishing Company. 1947. Colorful pictorial map, 17 x 28 inches folding to pamphlet 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, showing recreational opportunities in the vicinity of Big Bear Lake and Baldwin Lake, California. Designed for mailing with the addition of a 3 cent stamp... Item #54661
CALIFORNIA - DEATH VALLEY)
Eddy, Gerald A. (mapmaker). Cover illustration by Sam Hyde Harris.
Death Valley Hotel Company, Ltd. Ca. 1936. Booklet, sheets 9 x 16 inches folded to 9 x 4 inches, color pictorial map (9 x 16 inches), black and white photo illustrations, color cover illustration. Some paper adhered to upper edge... Item #54671
CALIFORNIA - DEATH VALLEY)
Lindgren, Jolly (drawn by).
Spokane, WA. Lindgren Brothers. 1948. Color pictorial / pictographic map, sheet 22 X 16 3/4 inches; originally published folded, now archivally mounted on linen. In 1932 the Lindgren Brothers of Spokane, Washington began manufacturing colorful silk-screened maps depicting iconic national parks and other scenic areas. With... Item #54688
CALIFORNIA - HOLLYWOOD RESTAURANT MENU)
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... Item #54255
CALIFORNIA - LAKE TAHOE)
Eddy, Gerald (illus).
Tahoe City, CA. Lake Tahoe-Sierra Association. No date. Ca. 1930s. PAMPHLET, 9 x 3 3/4 inches, opening to sheet 18 x 15 1/2 inches with color pictorial map 8 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches and 2 additional smaller color maps; color and black and white illustrations. Very... Item #35573
CALIFORNIA - LAKE TAHOE)
Eddy, Gerald (illus).
Tahoe City, CA. Lake Tahoe-Sierra Association. No date. Ca. 1940s. Color pictorial map 17 x 22 1/2 inches on sheet 18 x 24 inches folding into pamphlet 9 x 4 inches, two smaller maps, illustrations and text on verso, black and white photo illustration cover. Very good... Item #41104