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Title French menu from 1905; back is illustrated with a print of color lithograph showing a busy city street during a rainstorm, and includes a Renault-like automobile.
Collection Lang Collection
Object Name Menu
Caption Lithograph from back of 1905 French café menu
Scope & Content French menu from 1905, for the Café de Paris, Hotel Armenonville, Foyot, Nice, France. The back is illustrated with a color lithograph showing a busy city street during a rainstorm. On the far left a man and woman in a red car have overtaken an irritated-looking man on horseback. The car is very similar to OHTM's 1907 Renault, with its "crocodile hood/bonnet. The central image is of a man in a suit and top hat, his trouser cuffs rolled up, staring at the shockingly exposed ankles of two young women who have hiked up their skirts to avoid getting them wet. The man looks startled; it is unclear whether he disapproves of this show of leg or is excited by it. One of the women is looking back at the man with a saucy expression on her face.

The extensive typed menu on the reverse is faded but still legible.
Approximately 8"x11½". n.d.
Accession# 2003G1315
Subjects Restaurant Fouquet Le Pré-Catelan Armenonville Café de Paris.
Foyot, Armenonville, Café de Paris.
Menus--France--20e siècle.
Cadeaux publicitaires -- France -- 1870-1914 [13]
Imagerie populaire--France
Art publicitaire--France--1870-1914
Documents commerciaux--France--1870-1914
Object ID 2003G1315
Creator Redon, Georges, 1869-1943.
Date 1905
Condition Good
Condition Notes Back edges of piece have been covered in brown tape, but piece is otherwise in good condition for its age.
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