Prince Henry of Prussia [Reproduction]

59. The White House, 1902 Prince Henry of Prussia  Reproduction.jpg

Creator

White House

Title

Prince Henry of Prussia [Reproduction]

Date

February 24, 1902

Coverage

Washington, D.C.

Description

This monotone version may have been for guests not sitting at the head table. Wine importer George Kessler placed his business card in these menus to promote Moët & Chandon Champagne which was served at the presidential dinner and other key events during the royal visit. Prince Henry came to the United States to take delivery of a yacht built in New Jersey for his brother, Kaiser Wilhelm II, who reportedly became annoyed when he learned that his imperial schooner had been christened with a bottle of Kessler’s French Champagne instead of a German wine. After the launching ceremony, Prince Henry embarked on a goodwill tour during which he was enthusiastically fêted in American cities with large German populations.