1945 Breakfast Menu

This menu is from the collection of the New York Public Library, which misdates it to 1943 based on a statement that the menu prices comply with Office of Price Administration regulations issued in that year. In fact, the menu is dated November, 1945, on page 2. The menu offers six full breakfasts that range in price from 50 cents to a dollar (about $5 to $10 today), as well as an a la carte section.

Click image to download a 1.4-MB PDF of this menu.

While the library posts the menu in the form of individual pages, I’ve taken the liberty of turning them into a single PDF and OCRing them so you can search or copy-and-paste portions of the menu. I’ll post several of these menus in the next few days, giving me a break from scanning the long documents, such as Union Pacific and Burlington travel booklets, that I’ve posted in the last few weeks.

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