Pullman Buffet Menu and Wine List Early 1900s
This beautiful menu cover harks back to the days of luxury train travel across the United States. It was all thanks to American engineer and industrialist George Pullman who, after spending an uncomfortable night sleeping upright during a train journey, was convinced passengers would pay for better amenities. He established his company in Chicago in 1867. Passengers could rest in sleeping cars and eat in dining cars decorated with chandeliers and leather banquettes as trains sped from city to city. It must have been a delightful way to travel. Freshly prepared gourmet meals were served by uniformed waiters and champagne, liquor and beer were served - though Prohibition laws in many states restricted when these beverages could be served. This menu cover, courtesy of the University of Las Vegas Menu collection, is from the beginning of the 20th century and is in the Art Nouveau style.
Courtesy UNLV Special Collections.
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