Grand Complementary Banquet to Col. J.Q.A. Nadenbousch, Proprietor of Grand Central Hotel, Martinsburg, W.VA. Saturday Evening, February 2nd, 1878.

Martinsburg, W. Va. [the hotel; Statesman Print], February 2, 1878.

Bi-fold menu, folded on top edge (20.5 x 12 cm.), [4] pages. Printed in blue. A four-page program with menu for a banquet honoring Col. Nadenbousch at the Grand Central Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Colonel John Quincy Adams Nadenbousch owned the Hotel in which he was being feted, as well as a lumber yard, and the Martinsburg branch of the Hannis Distillery (based in Philadelphia). He pursued these activities following service in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Prior to the war he had been instrumental in forming the Berkeley Border Militia, a pre-Civil War local militia. While the toasts contain a number of shout outs to the nation as a whole, and to the period of peace and relative prosperity in which this banquet took place, there is also a toast to "The Militia of West Virginia and her Nobel Volunteer Corps. Where duty calls we may be sure to find them." The order of toasts is joined by a list of the officers and VIPs associated with this banquet. The rear panel contains the "Table'd'Hote", indicating the meal started at 1 pm. ~ Very slight soiling, otherwise fine.

Price: $180.00