November 8, 2016

vintage thanksgiving menus

From the early 1900’s
These sweet vintage menus offer great insight to how our past generations celebrated Thanksgiving. Some traditional menu items haven’t changed much, but there are some sort of old-school goodies that one keeps seeing on these old menus, like french peas, mincemeat pie, oyster dressing, olives and turtle soup! Hmmm, interesting! What’s your favorite Thanksgiving menu fare? 

Thanksgiving menu 1905, illustrated by George Elbert Burr

Civilian Conservation Corps Thanksgiving, 1968

Alcatraz Island, California 1927

The Hotel Normandie, Detroit, Michigan 1905

Sturtevant House, New York 1899

The Waldorf Austoria, New York 1956

The Windsor New York 1896

The Park Avenue Hotel, 1900

René & Jean, Los Angeles 1938

Eaton’s,  1938

Thanksgiving dinner at the Plaza Hotel, 1899

Grand Hotel in Walla Walla, Washington, 1949

ciao! fabiana

menus courtesy of 
Buzz Feed & Ephemeral New York


Linda said...

I LOVE this post!! I love reading menus...old and new! Thanks!

Claudia Fabiana said...

Thanks, Linda. So happy we have that in common!

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