Luchows Restaurant 108 to 114 East 14th Street New York Menu for Luncheon Wednesday September 6 1944

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Luchow’s Restaurant Established 1882, 108 – 114 East 14th Str., New York. Menu for Wednesday, September 6, 1944. One sheet of heavy paper, 12 7/8 in x 10 in, with a   lithographed artist’s rendering of the façade of Luchow’s Restaurant circa 1890 on the recto/front. The verso/back lists the war-time luncheon offerings for Wednesday, September 6, 1944. At the top, just under “CLOSED MONDAYS,” is a solicitation to buy war bonds: “THEY GIVE THEIR LIVES – YOU LEND YOUR MONEY – BUY WAR BONDS.” Just under the solicitation to buy war bonds is this statement from the restaurant management about rationing: “Owing to the shortage of butter, we are obliged to limit our patrons to one chip.”

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Menu. Luchow’s Restaurant Established 1882, 108 – 114 East 14th Str., New York. Menu for Wednesday, September 6, 1944. One sheet of heavy paper, 12 7/8 in x 10 in, with a   lithographed artist’s rendering of the façade of Luchow’s Restaurant circa 1890 on the recto/front. The verso/back lists the war-time luncheon offerings for Wednesday, September 6, 1944. At the top, just under “CLOSED MONDAYS,” is a solicitation to buy war bonds: “THEY GIVE THEIR LIVES – YOU LEND YOUR MONEY – BUY WAR BONDS.” Just under the solicitation to buy war bonds is this statement from the restaurant management about rationing: “Owing to the shortage of butter, we are obliged to limit our patrons to one chip.” At the foot of the menu there is another statement, this one about price controls: “Our Prices of Ceilings Established as of April 4 to 10th, 1943. Menus of that Period Available for Inspection.” Dishes marked with an asterisk were ready to serve. A fresh killed chicken “en casserole  with winekraut” was the most expensive item costing $3.00, and a “swordfish steak planked, à la Luchow” listed at $2.75. A State of Maine lobster, broiled, was listed at “$2.50 up.” Half a cold lobster with mayonnaise cost only 85 cents. This old luncheon menu from New York’s most famous German restaurant during World War II has been folded and shows the creases, without paper loss or loss of text.

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