The car in the photo looks old fashioned even for 1949. But I’m pretty sure it is a 1948 or 1949 Dodge Coronet. Dodge and other Chrysler products were late to follow the low lines pioneered by Studebaker and Kaiser because Chrysler’s president, K.T. Keller, decreed that the roofs of all of the company’s cars be high enough to allow a man to wear a hat in the car.
This particular menu is dated September 8, 1949. Table d’hôte entrées include filet of sole, ham-and-green-onion omelette, steak, pork, roast chicken, and three cold plates. A la carte entrées include salmon, lobster, sole, chicken Provencale, beef tenderloin, breast of capon, roast chicken, and four cold plates–almost but not quite the same as yesterday’s lunch menu.