ADVERTISING FAN. ephemera from Cafe Martin [1901-1913], NYC. early 20th century. credit for my description goes to Henry Voigt for his highly informative blog entitled THE AMERICAN MENU. Cafe Martin was opened in 1901 by the Martin brothers, Jean and Louis- on the foundation of Delmonico’s restaurant at 26th Street between 5th and Broadway. It was sumptuous and well orchestrated, easily accommodating a society wedding or political caucus nominating supper. Fan is Japonisme-Victorian style, wooden sticks(9”) and guards, brass rivet and loop, cotton cord tassel. In VG. $150.
This is a dominotier for an éventail or handfan. The bright colors are reminscencent of Tarascon fabric-- at least to me. It's in the shop until I'm ready to part with it-- bright and charming and framed with provenance seems to have been a museum deaccession. $950.
6 MENU CARDS. Delicate sepia toned ink and color wash drawings, Italy inspired. Late 19th century, tape repair on the backside, one card has a menu written directly on the card. One inserts the written menu between the 2 cards of the menu and aligns it in the small frame. Gold colored edges.
Scenes include: Temple di Nettune, Capri da Massa, Hotel Tramantano in Sorrento, Duomo Fiesole, Lucerne, Chiesa di Santa Croce Firenze. $145.
A BUSINESS CARD:
Mme. Blanche. CAKES FOR WEDDINGS AND ANNIVERSARIES. Self published 1914. Bakery shop brochure with photographs of cakes. 243 East 57th Street, New York. 22 pages, 32mo. Title page, portrait page of Mme. Blanche Le Ralac, pricing page. Shop established in 1904. 12 pages. 2 staples. Her business card. $150.
RAYMOND PEYNET menu cover Illustration. France's own.
CROIX-VERT BON LAIT EN GARE Large broadside. WW1 folded, in VG $200.