Restaurant menus can be interesting for their artwork, general design, and as a historical artifact. It's interesting to look at prices, unusual items, and different cultural sensibilities. I'm going to start with five menus for this post.
A special game dinner help to honor president Theodore Roosevelt, the Bozanta Tavern, Hayden Lake, Idaho, 1909
Menu details from a reception for the International Hotel Alliance by French government officials:
More menu details can be found here:
Check out the other great menus from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Three from the Colorado Menus Collection:
Easter Dinner at the Alamo Hotel, Colorado Springs, 1895:
Drink all your milk and get a free lollipop at the Holiday Inn Hotel. (children's menu, 1970?)
Some typical 1950's menu items with typical 1950's prices - just don't get drunk or rowdy at the Holland House in Golden. (1958)
The complete menu can be found here: