Monday, March 19, 2012

1940's Vintage Fred Harvey - Harvey House Menu

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite movies was the Judy Garland musical The Harvey Girls.  Since I love American history and food history, I also became interested in the Harvey House restaurants, started by Fred Harvey, and located at railroad stations across the western United States.   And of course, I loved reading about the Harvey Girls, young American women who moved west to be waitresses at the Harvey House restaurants.

My friends went to a local estate sale and found this menu, which I am delighted to have and keep with my Harvey House books! It is a 1940's World War II vintage menu from the Fred Harvey Restaurant at Union Station in Houston, Texas.   The front cover has a guide to ribbon identification of World War II military service men.  It's a breakfast menu, and I think I will order the Meal No. 2 - Two Eggs, Fried, Boiled, or Scrambled, Hashed Brown Potatoes, Toast, and Coffee -- for 50 cents.   Really neat!

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