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!

Monday To-Do

Hi eBay friends!

What are you up to today?  I am planning to sort through vintage playing cards and list some of those.  I have a big stack of 1940's - 1960's dog cards to list.

I also am going to continue listing my books on Amazon.   I have a small Marketplace account there, and I am exploring!

And - I'm going to pack items that sold this weekend.  Someone bought one of my 1950's Tempo Yearbooks from Midwestern Music Camp.  They are so much fun and full of old black and white photos.

Hope you have a great day!!