1850s and 1860s Hotel and Restaurant Menus

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Last Updated: 2021-03-04

These mid-nineteenth century menus located in the Hospitality Industry Archives at the Hilton College of the University of Houston reveal a treasure trove of historical information. The menus relate not only the regional cuisine of each restaurant but also show some of the cultural and social norms of society. The menus are from hotel restaurants, stand-alone restaurants, and steamships. The original materials are available in the Hospitality Industry Archives located in the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

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