Private Dinner

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Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog


Private Dinner


San Francisco


June 30, 1919


The thought that there might be a nationwide ban on alcoholic beverages at first seemed like a joke. Businessman Carl Henry hosted this dinner for friends whose spirit was “destined to be crushed by the untimely demise of J. B. Corn” (meaning John Barleycorn, a personification of whiskey), according to this menu with its comic illustrations. Henry is credited with the idea of switchbacking the steep section of Lombard Street that is now a tourist attraction in San Francisco.