NP Seattle World’s Fair Menu

The Seattle World’s Fair greatly boosted the passenger traffic on Northwest railroads, and Northern Pacific celebrated with this colorful menu. Although this particular menu is dated July, 1962, the cover image was an artist’s impression made before the fair began.

Click image to download a 1.8-MB PDF of this menu.

The menu itself has four table d’hôte meals (unspecified fish, turkey, ham, 16-ounce sirloin steak), a plate dinner fish or meat loaf), and a Century 21 Black Bing Cherry Salad. The extensive a la carte side include fresh fish, oyster stew, lamb chops, sirloin steak, and many other entrées. At $5.50, the steak dinner is the most expensive thing on the menu; multiplying prices by 8 to get today’s dollars makes the steak $44. I hope it was good.

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