[New York]: 1923. 1st Printing. SIGNED by Butler. Broadside, with a 'plate' impression applied. Image of Butler, with menu listed underneath. Horizontal orientation: 13" x 17-7/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Only light wear & age-toning, Nr Fine. Item #48921
"Nicholas Murray Butler was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University [1902 - 1945], president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He became so well known and respected that The New York Times printed his Christmas greeting to the nation every year." [Wiki].
"The Lotos Club was founded in 1870 as a gentlemen's club in New York City; it has since also admitted women as members. Its founders were primarily a young group of writers and critics. Mark Twain, an early member, called it the 'Ace of Clubs'. The Club took its name from the poem 'The Lotos-Eaters' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, which was then very popular. Lotos was thought to convey an idea of rest and harmony. ... The Lotos Club has always had a literary and artistic bent, with the result that it has accumulated a noted collection of American paintings. Its 'State Dinners' are legendary fetes for scholars, artists and sculptors, collectors and connoisseurs, writers and journalists, and politicians and diplomats. Elaborate souvenir menus are produced for these dinners." [Wiki].