[MENU] July Fourth Menu for Arion Singing Society

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The Adirondack Inn. Sarandaga, NY. 1913, First edition. 23.5 x 15 cm. Dinner menu for the Arion Singing Society, Brooklyn, NY.  Once called the “Coney Island” of the North, The Adirondack Inn was built in 1888 with 250 guest rooms and an elevator! Cottages sprung up, a theater and Golf course were built, followed by a huge midway with carousels. The Sport Island Complex was built and was home to the New York State Baseball League. The Complex held boxing matches, wresting and on every Independence Day $5,000.00 worth of fireworks were set off. Unfortunately most of these buildings burnt down in fires and were condemned in preparation for the reservoir in 1926. The Arion Singing Society of Brooklyn, a German choral group based in Brooklyn’s Eastern District, was first organized in 1867. The Brooklyn Arions sang at the Expositions in Chicago (1893), St. Louis (1904), and Jamestown (1907). In the summer of 1908 they toured Germany after having entertained President Roosevelt at the White House. Menu: Consommé, Princess Cream of Chicken a la Reine, Radishes, Olives, Boiled Penobscot Salmon-Hollandaise Sauce, Pommes, Maitred’Hotel, Pearl Onions, Sour Gherkins, Boiled Ox Tongue and Spinach, Braised Sweetbreads a la Rothschild, Pineapple Fritters au maraschino, Roast Prime Ribs of Beef-Demi Glace, Roast Young Turkey-Cranberry Sauce, Boiled Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, New Green Peas, Buttered Beets, Fruit Salad, Rice Custard Pudding, Apple Pie, Washington Pie, Strawberry Ice Cream, Assorted Cakes, American and Roquefort Cheese, Saltines, Bent’s Water Crackers, Demi Tasse. Color embossed cover, Red-White-Blue tassel, water stain to spine.