1899. Single sheet, printed recto only. 7-1/4" x 4". Offwhite cardstock, with red decorative titling and black lettering. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Center crease, large rough patch to verso where menu appears to have been pasted to and then separated from something else, likely a leaf from a scrapbook. Penciled signatures and notations to verso. Good condition, withal. Item #42211
Menu card most likely once belonging to Harry T. Wyndman (?), Pennington Seminary Class of 1897, whose name is one of the signatures on the verso. On the recto are the pencilled signatures of several others, both male and female, possibly also alumni of Pennington.
Menu items include spiced oysters, broiled pompano, Odart pickles, fried bananas, Postum Cereal Coffee (coffee substitute), and Uneeda Biscuits, which debuted that year.
Pennington is known most famously in literary circles as the school where Jonathan Towley Crane, Stephen Crane's father, served as Principle prior to the Civil War, and which Stephen attended briefly in the 1880s; both occurences predate these items, of course.