|20070112||The tale of a unique and largely unknown collection of 25,000 menus, and the stories they reveal about food, good nights out, eating habits, immigration, social mores, fashion, food crazes and more.|
Just over 100 years ago, the mysterious Miss Frank A Buttolph made the New York Public Library an offer it couldn't refuse: she would collect menus and donate them to the Library. Her appetite for collecting was astonishing. By 1924, she had single-handedly gathered more than 25,000 menus - not only from New York, but from across America and Europe.
So who was Miss Buttolph, and how did she manage to amass 25,000 menus?
|20070624||The tale of a unique collection of 25,000 menus and the stories they can tell us.|