[Untitled] Menu Card

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Creator

J. Pierpont Morgan Residence

Title

[Untitled] Menu Card

Date

February 17, 1900

Coverage

New York City

Description

While this menu from the home of financier J. P. Morgan is entirely in French, many of the dishes are distinctly American, such as gumbo, shad, terrapin, and Virginia ham. The conversation at dinner most likely touched on nautical matters. The menu card, which bears a watercolor illustration of Morgan’s yacht Corsair, was saved by lawyer Lewis Cass Ledyard, who became the Commodore of the New York Yacht Club from 1901 to 1902.