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Image of the Week: Dinner Menu printed on silk

Dinner Menu

This menu for the August 1858 Convention Supper for the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity in Brunswick, Maine, is a wonderful piece of ephemera saved by the New York Public Library. Not only does it gives us a glimpse of the epicurean sensibilities of nineteenth-century diners — EntrĂ©es, Vegetables, Relishes (?!) — but it is also printed on silk, making it quite the luxury souvenir.

Want to see more like this? Check out this saved search of items from the Buttolph Collection of Menus at the NYPL.

**UPDATE** The NYPL also offers, ‘What’s on the Menu?’ for those interested in transcribing this amazing collection.

 

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