(Oakland): C. 1930s. 1st Printings. Three menus are tri-folds and one menu printed bifolium housed in larger wrappers. Illustrated wrappers. Three menus are approx.: 10-1/" x 7-3/4", One menu is approx.: 9" x 5-1/2". Three menus are thin card stock self wrappers, full color, black lettering. One menu is card stock wrappers tied with a blue, yellow and pink cord. All are VG copies, some soiling to wrappers (primarily card stock wrappers with cord tie), corners rubbed age toning to edges, internally clean and bright in all. Item #45523
One menu is (with cord tie) is for a special event, on the first page it is announcing the "splendid new building of the Athens Athletic Club, which is now formally opened". This is a banquet dinner menu (prix fixe) dates October second (no year). It is assumed this was a celebratory dinner for the opening. Dishes include "Aiguilette of Halibut, Dieppoise" and "Lamb Chops, Maison d'Or".
The other three menus are are the regular menus for the Club. The three are dated, one being "Sunday November 13 1932", and advertising a Thanksgiving and a Christmas dinner. Another is dated "Sunday October 13 1932", also advertising a Thanksgiving and a Christmas dinner. The third is dated Sunday December 4 1932", this advertises "Final Football Frolic" and a Christmas dinner.
Athens Athletic Club, located at 12th and Clay Streets, opened on September 29, 1925. The club had enrolled around 1,500 members from the East Bay business and professional community. It was the most prestigious private social and cultural organization in the city of Oakland at the time. The building was demolished in 1977.
A neat collection of a once thriving social/sports club.