1947 Grand Tetons Dinner Menu

Here’s one of Union Pacific’s first color-photo menus, showing the Grand Tetons behind Jackson Lake. Last August 1 I posted a booklet published by Lee Paper Company advertising their paper stock by reprinting 18 Union Pacific menu covers. This made me ask how many color-photo menus Union Pacific had over the years, and I then estimated about 100, of which I had posted nearly 50.

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

Since then, I’ve collected more than 40 more menus with unique wrap-around color cover photos and I’ll post one a day for the next several weeks. I’ll also post a few duplicate covers because the interior menus are different so they aren’t really duplicates. I’ve also collected images of the covers of menus not in my collection and now estimate UP published about 120 color-photo menu covers between 1947 and 1971. I’ve posted an updated checklist of all the covers I’ve been able to identify. Let me know if you have any menus that aren’t on this list.

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