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A Thanksgiving dinner menu from 1899

November 17, 2010

Welcome to Thanksgiving Dinner at Sturtevant House, a popular hotel on Broadway and 29th Street that opened in 1871.

Most of the usual holiday staples are there: roast turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie. All that’s missing is the cranberry sauce.

And amazingly, this entire feast only runs 75 cents. Seems like a good deal even in the final year of the 19th century.

This menu marks one of the final Thanksgivings at Sturtevant House; the hotel closed around 1903.

Check out what was going on uptown at the Plaza for Thanksgiving—their 1899 holiday menu is even more exotic and festive.

Both menus belong to the New York Public Library’s incredible menu collection.