Railroad Conductor's Life Insurance Co. Banquet
October 24, 1872
The railroad industry flourished in the years prior to the financial Panic of 1873 that caused a major economic depression and temporarily stymied growth. This banquet began with raw oysters on the half shell. The menu also included oysters that were fried, steamed, escalloped, and pickled. The main courses were green sea turtle soup, stewed diamondback terrapin, calf’s head à la Toulouse, scrambled hog’s brains with drawn butter, and macaroni and cheese.