The Woman Who Collected More Than 25,000 Menus

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2017/08/07 18:21:43 (permalink)

The Woman Who Collected More Than 25,000 Menus

This is an interesting story about Frank Buttolph, a woman in the mid and late 1800'a and early 20th century who collected menus from numerous restaurants and events. The collection of her menus survives today and is online, available for your perusal. The collection is a marvel for foodies and gives an excellent overview into what restaurants like the Parker House were serving and what the costs were for a meal there (hint: pretty high for the time). Going through the menus could easily kill some serious time, but it's really cool!
 
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/frank-buttolph-menu-new-york-public-library-collection
 
 
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    annepr
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    Re: The Woman Who Collected More Than 25,000 Menus 2017/08/07 18:45:03 (permalink)
    Cool - thanks!
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    Re: The Woman Who Collected More Than 25,000 Menus 2017/08/08 11:05:24 (permalink)
    I thought I was bad with having had nearly 1000...WoW!
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    Re: The Woman Who Collected More Than 25,000 Menus 2017/08/08 23:06:08 (permalink)
    very cool....Thank You!
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    Re: The Woman Who Collected More Than 25,000 Menus 2017/08/09 16:51:39 (permalink)
    I love this! Thanks for posting. I love menus!
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