San Quentin State Prison
Chinese New Year's Guards Dining Room
February 7, 1932
The San Quentin Press seemingly enjoyed a golden age in the late 1920s and 1930s when it printed handsome menus for special occasions in the officers’ and guards’ dining room. This charming example comes from a dinner on Chinese New Year. The meal includes chicken chop suey, foo yoon hai (egg foo young), coagulated bean cakes, and lotus cakes (mooncakes).