Monday, February 23, 2015

Manuscript Monday—Bill of Fare for the Steamer Sonora

This week we present another gem from the Society's Kemble Collection, a bill of fare for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's Steamer Sonora, dated circa 1858. The carnivorous traveler could choose from a variety of boiled, fried, stewed, and roasted meats—including beef, pork, chicken, ham, mutton, tongue, kidneys, and pigs' heads. The menu was printed by the Excelsior Steam Presses in San Francisco.

Pacific Mail Steamship Co's Steamer Sonora bill of fare, circa 1858, Kemble MS OV 1, California Historical Society
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