[Carmel, Ca. the restaurant, circa, 1937].
Menu (17.5 x 13.5 cm.),  pages on cream color laid paper. Wood block illustration to front panel. A breakfast menu from the dining room of the first hotel built in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea in 1889. The Pine Inn still operates at its original location, a few blocks from the Carmel Beach on Ocean Avenue, with the dining room now an outpost of the Il Fornaio group of Italian restaurants. This menu offers three breakfasts, all fairly simple yet organized by price: "Thirty-Five Cent Breakfast", Fifty Cent...", and "Seventy-Five Cent Breakfast De Luxe", which was also served to guests on the American Plan. The rear panel contains a description of the scenic beauty of Carmel and of its unique architecture. Not a word about golf though. The text goes on to describe access to Carmel, via stage from the train station at Monterey, and by the recently completed Carmel-San Simeon Highway. A woodcut illustration of the iconic Lone Cyprus graces the front panel of the menu. Very light horizontal crease to the menu; a bit of light age-toning, otherwise very good.