Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents Dinner Menu | Book or Pamphlet | Wisconsin Historical Society

Book or Pamphlet

Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents Dinner Menu

Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents Dinner Menu | Book or Pamphlet | Wisconsin Historical Society
Dinner menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with a be-ribboned golden dinner bell suspended from a nail on the left-hand side of the menu and a crab holding an up-ended wine bottle in its claws on the right-hand side. A quotation at the top reads, "That all softening overpowering knell, The tocsin of the soul — the dinner bell!" The excursion was sponsored by the National Association of General Passenger and Ticket Agents for members traveling via rail from Chicago, Illinois, to the association's semi-annual meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota.
DESCRIPTION
Dinner menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with a be-ribboned golden dinner bell suspended from a nail on the left-hand side of the menu and a crab holding an up-ended wine bottle in its claws on the right-hand side. A quotation at the top reads, "That all softening overpowering knell, The tocsin of the soul — the dinner bell!" The excursion was sponsored by the National Association of General Passenger and Ticket Agents for members traveling via rail from Chicago, Illinois, to the association's semi-annual meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:101446
Creation Date:before September 1887
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Complimentary excursion to the general passenger & ticket agents, 1887
Genre:Book or Pamphlet
Original Format Type:manuscript
Original Format Number:PH 109
Original Dimensions:8.5 x 7.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The front cover of the souvenir booklet has a lithographed three-quarter view of a railroad train on the tracks printed on a glossy, moiré-patterned card affixed to the cover with silken cords. "Baldwin & Gleason, N.Y." is printed beneath the image. The back cover of the booklet reads, "Compliments of The Chicago-Burlington & Quincy RR The St. Paul & Duluth RR The Northern Pacific RR The Wisconsin Central RR". Two golden ribbons are held in place by the four seals, stamped in red sealing wax, of the railroad companies.
SUBJECTS
Aquatic animals
Bells
Associations, institutions, etc.
Alcoholic beverages
Bottles
Food service
Seafood
Ephemera
Dinners and dining
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Special days
Meetings

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