United States Hotel, Bill of Fare, Tuesday, May 31, 1870, [by D.A. Rood...]

Hartford, Conn. the hotel, 1870.

Broadsheet menu (22.4 x 14.4 cm.), [2] pages, printed recto and verso. Decorated with an ornamental border and American flag on the recto; simple border on verso. A bill of fare for the hotel restaurant for a single day, with coach schedule. Nine courses are listed on the Bill of Fare, including Soup, Fish, Boiled, Entrees, Roast, Relishes, Vegetables, Pastry, and Dessert. The United States Hotel, in Court House Square, Hartford, was a large four-story building with louvered shutters, tall chimneys, a balustrade, and two American flags flying from flagpoles on the roof. David A. Rood is listed as the proprietor of the Hotel variously in 1865, 67, or 71 through 1889 or 1899; As Prior & Rood, he was part owner of Hartford's Trumbull Hotel from as early as 1865. Chip from top edge, not effecting text or borders; light horizontal crease from folding. Overall very good. [OCLC locates no copies; not in NYPL Menu Collection].

Price: $250.00