I always resisted the idea of a menu printed by a menu company. It seemed so limiting. So we constantly changed the menu covers, (and the menu), trying to insert a little food for thought. I bought these in a vintage shop because I loved the colors. I never got around to copying them for the covers….or did I? These menus were created by lithography for the passenger liner the S.S. Garfield.

This is the selection for Wednesday, April 16, 1941.

When did Romaine gain the e? And what exactly is “table celery”?

Here is a menu from the New York Public Library collection which shows Table Celery on the menu in 1901.

If you’re interested in historic menus like I am check out the amazing work being done by the NYPL at their website