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Hey, gourmets (and gourmands), here's a collection of menus from round-the-world, carriage-trade restaurants 1851-1956

Hey, gourmets (and gourmands), here's a collection of menus from round-the-world, carriage-trade restaurants 1851-1956

Libraries are neat. The New York Public Library has uploaded a collection of menus dating from 1851 to 1956 thanks largely to the efforts of collector Miss Frank E. Buttolph, a "mysterious and passionate figure whose mission in life was to collect menus" and whose unique collection aroused the interest of the NYT of her day (1, 2). Your progenitors surely held and perused some of these menus.