Prince Henry of Prussia

58. The White House, 1902 Prince Henry of Prussia.jpg


White House


Prince Henry of Prussia


Washington, D.C.


February 24, 1902


President Theodore Roosevelt hosted a dinner for Prince Henry of Prussia, the first member of the German royal family to visit the United States. The printed menu is unusual in that they were seldom used at White House dinners between the Hayes (1877) and Eisenhower (1955) administrations. The menus for this occasion were provided courtesy of George Kessler, the colorful and wily wine importer who bribed officials so his brands would be the only wines served at the affair. This menu (and the following example) were made by Dempsey & Carroll, the high-society stationer in New York long favored by the Roosevelt family.