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Author Topic: Food For Thought: The Bittolph Collection of Menus at NYPL  (Read 1342 times)
von Corax
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Prof. Darwin Prætorius von Corax

« on: January 20, 2016, 09:29:41 pm »

I just spotted an item on Propnomicon which links to the New York Public Library's Bittolph Collection of Menus.

The foundation of this collection was donated to the NYPL in 1899 by Miss Frank E. Bittolph, who continued to add to it until her death in 1924; since then the collection has expanded to over 25,000 items spanning 1843-2008. The collection comprises primarily menus from New York City and area hotels and restaurants, but also includes items from England, France and Germany as well as numerous railway and steamship menus.

By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
By the Beans of Life do my thoughts acquire speed
My hands acquire a shaking
The shaking becomes a warning
By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
The Leverkusen Institute of Paleocybernetics is 5838 km from Reading
J. Wilhelm
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Sentisne fortunatum punkus? Veni. Diem meum comple

« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 09:09:51 am »

Breakfast Menu: LADIES' ORDINARY, Friday, August 25, 1843

"Calf's Head, Brain Sauce..."

Mmmm, mmmm! Ladies! Dig in! 

Cheesy Grin

Hurricane Annie
Zeppelin Captain
New Zealand New Zealand

« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 05:10:20 pm »

 mm mm Nothing on the beast was wasted.

Mercury Wells
Rogue Ætherlord
I insiste that you do call me WELLS. :)

« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 10:57:07 pm »

 mm mm Nothing on the beast was wasted.

Except the "Mooooooo".  Grin
Logged old war wound? I got that at The Battle of Dorking. Very nasty affair that was, I can tell you.

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