Church Supper

55 - War Banquet White Bear Minn 1899.jpg

Creator

Presbyterian Church

Title

Church Supper

Date

October 26, 1899

Coverage

White Bear, Minnesota

Description

This summer resort town had a permanent population of about 1300 people in 1899 when the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church held its “war banquet.” Reflecting popular support for the Spanish-American War, the themed menu features dishes with jingoistic names, such as Spanish cream, American whipped and San Juan potatoes, Roosevelt scal(lo)ped [sic].