Hotel New Yorker Collection New York, 1942
A specially designed print featuring all four of the Hotel New Yorker's patriotic World War II V for Victory menu covers.
Completed in 1929, the Hotel New Yorker boasted 2,500 rooms within its 43 stories and was, in that era, the tallest and most mechanized hotel in the world. The April 1930 edition of Popular Science magazine described the following scene during a sneak preview: "Through an open door we saw busy chefs cooking on the kitchen's thirty-eight sectional gas ranges. In the bake shop was an automatic weigher, measuring out ingredients from a hopper behind two electric ovens. We ducked beneath an overhead chute of gleaming copper. Trays of dishes glided along it, propelled by some unseen force, on their way to the dishwashing room. They switch around corners through an ingenious system of moving belts and enter the dishwasher - a metal contrivance eight feet long that handles 12,000 pieces of china an hour." The New Yorker also had its own print shop that produced classic menus like these four from 1942.
Courtesy Private Collection..
Each print is accompanied by a copy of the interior menu where available.
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