[MENU] Bill of Fare of Louisville Hotel

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M. Kean & Co., Proprietors. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton & Co., Bookseller, Printers, Binders, 1892. Single page fold-out menu. Dinner Menu for Friday, April 12, 1892. With the advent of Passenger train service arriving in January 1890, Hotels were in great demand. The black and white illustrative cover suggests an extraordinarily hard-pressed kitchen with service for mealtimes: Railroad Breakfast-5 o’clock, Regular Breakfast-6 1/2 to 11 o’clock, Dinner-1 to 4 o’clock, Tea-6 to 8 o’clock, and Supper- 8 to 11 o’clock. Typical of the day, the menu is substantial with an assortment of choices in these 10 categories: Soup, Fish, Boiled, Roast, Cold Dishes, Entrees, Vegetables, Relishes, Pastry, and Dessert. A full page Wine list includes Champagne, Claret, Port, Burgundy, Sherry, Native Wines, Hocks and White Wines, Ciders, Liqueurs, Liquors, Ales and Porter. Full page ad for the “Maxwell House – Nashville, Tenn.” on rear cover. Unusually flawless copy of such an early US menu. [1202] $.0