CN Children’s Menu

A cute Teddy bear named Rags, pictures of CN’s streamlined Northern locomotive, and nursery rhymes about riding the CN fill most of the eight pages of this 1948 menu. The menu itself occupies just two halves of the centerfold.

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The menu is divided into breakfast, dinner, and supper, which is what gave me the clue that earlier Canadian menus were labeled mid-day and evening to avoid confusion between those who regard “dinner” as a mid-day meal and those who think of it as an evening meal. The children’s meals ranged in price from 25 cents (about $2 today) to 85 cents (about $7 today).

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