Bibliophile Society of Boston Annual Banquet

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Creator

Knickerbocker Hotel

Title

Bibliophile Society of Boston Annual Banquet

Date

March 14, 1908

Coverage

New York City

Description

When the stylish Knickerbocker Hotel opened on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway in October 1906, one of its bars was adorned with Maxfield Parrish’s iconic mural “Old King Cole and His Fiddlers Three” (later moved to the St. Regis Hotel); and its kitchen was under the direction of Chef Alexandra Gastaud, formerly at the Carlton Hotel in London. Tiffany & Co. made the small, leather-bound menus with marble boards for this annual dinner at which U.S. Senator Thomas F. Grady of New York acted as toastmaster. Among the guests were Grolierites Henry H. Harper (1905-1934) and Paul M. Herzog (1907-1925).