[MENU]The What Cheer Restaurant -And- Oyster House

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 Buda & Gamble, Props. St. Louis, MO: A. DeBolt & Co. . 22 x 14 cm. c. 1904. Blue folded menu, most likely turn of the century, coinciding with the St. Louis Worlds Fair. Cover: “Cor. Third and Washington Ave. /[BRIDGE APPROACH]/ ST. LOUIS, MO./ Buda & Gamble, Props./ Open from 4 A.M. to 9 P.M./ Regular Dinner, 15 Cents/ From 11:30 A.M. to 3 P.M./ Commutation Tickets, $2.20”. Interior lists “BILL OF FARE, Cooked to Oreer” (typo?) with selections such as: “Liver and Bacon, Fried Pigs Feet, Hamberger Steak, Poached Eggs on Toast, Codfish Balls, Sunfish, Sheeps Tongues, Pressed Corn Beef, Milk Toast, Blackberry Pie, and Oysters” (served 8 different ways). Rear cover has elaborate hand written daily menu items: “Macaroni Soup, Fried Salmon, Ribs of Beef, Stewed Tripe, Veal Pot Pie, Stewed Lamb, Navy Beans, Stewed Tomatoes, Stewed Turnips.” Three discernible folds with rubbing, 1 cm. closed tear to front cover. Orig. blue paper menu, folded. Good. Pamphlet.