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Thanksgiving dinner at the Plaza Hotel, 1899

November 16, 2009

From the two types of turtle soup to the to the turkey stuffed with chestnuts to the 18 varieties of game offered, the Plaza’s Thanksgiving menu was clearly a feast for the well-to-do New Yorkers who could afford to dine there.

Note the little crow mocking the turkey in the menu cartoon—who knew the Plaza at the time had such a sarcastic edge?

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 This menu comes from the New York Public Library’s incredible collection of 40,000-plus menus.