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Creator

Brevoort Hotel & Café Lafayette

Title

Fixed Price

Date

1918

Coverage

New York City

Description

French-born hotelier Raymond Orteig owned the Café Lafayette on University Place and the nearby Brevoort Hotel on Fifth Avenue. As noted on this wartime menu, the U.S. Food Administration mandated that alcoholic beverages not be served to military personnel, reflecting the rise of the Prohibition movement. In 1919, Orteig offered a prize of $25,000 to the first Allied aviator to fly non-stop between New York City and Paris, a prize that Charles Lindbergh eventually won in 1927.