Twenty-ninth Annual Session Banquet. Armory Hall San Buenaventura, California: Tuesday Evening, June 28, 1906.

San Buenaventura [Ventura; San Francisco: the lodge; Brunt Co. Press], 1906.

Die-cut and de-bossed menu & program, on cord and with a single staple (5.5 x 19 cm.), [8] pages, plus wrappers. Illustrated with ornaments on three pages. Text in red and green. A most unusual banquet menu, die-cut in the shape of a jalapeno pepper, an appropriate shape for the Cabrillo Parlor no. 114 of the N.S.G.W. Ventura County is a major producer of jalapenos and famous for its jalapeno poppers, jalapeno cheese bread, and the (red) jalapeno-based Sriracha hot sauce. The bright green pepper, gilt-decorated and titled features a pasted-on lithographic image of the San Buenaventura Mission, founded 1762 by Father Junipero Serra. The N.S.G.W. was founded "To perpetuate in the minds of all native Californians the memories of the days of '49 to encourage a lively interest in all matters and measures relating to the promotion of the national interests and to the upbuilding [sic] of the State of California" (General Winn, founder). The meal was served "by L.J. Christopher & Co., Los Angeles Cal." and included a cooling meal of oyster cocktail, chicken salad sandwiches, cold meats, Neapolitan ice cream, and "Coffee (a la Lima Beans)", which refers to the Peruvian origin of the beans and not the succotash ingredient. The staple is oxidized, and there is a small piece of old adhesive tape on the hinge (we daren't remove it). Tiny bit of edgewear to the otherwise stunning wrapper. Greenish silver silk cord present. Near fine.

Price: $500.00