À la carte

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Creator

Palette Hotel

Title

À la carte

Date

ca. 1892

Coverage

New York City

Description

The simple design on the plain cover coyly alludes to the name of this exclusive “love hotel” which discreetly operated in a double brownstone on West 52nd Street near Sixth Avenue. According to a vice report in 1890, the Palette was patronized by “the misguided of the upper ten” who were leading double lives. The cuisine and prices were in league with luxury restaurants like Sherry’s and Delmonico’s. The wine list on the back includes a dozen fine Champagnes.