Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Posters from the Russian Civil War (1918 - 1922)

"Women, Go into the Cooperatives" (1918)

"Take Care of Books" (1920)

"Proletariat, you didn't fear heavy weapons -- don't fear heavy labor. The workers' country is built by labor"

"Poland - the last dog of the Entente" (by Viktor Nikolaevich Deni)

"Red Army Soldiers - Remember - you are watching your own"

"Glory to victorious Red Army soldier!" (by Dmitrii Stakhievich Moor)

"The Cooperatives Open for Everybody" (1918)

"Red Guard Doesn't Want Blood, but He Is Ready" (1921)

"Literacy - the Path to Communism" (1920)

"The Devil Doll" (by Dmitrii Stakhievich Moor) (1918)

"Constituent assembly" [4 men in shoe boat: Bourgeois, General, France and S. P. Chernov] (by Viktor Nikolaevich Deni) (1921)

"Peace and Freedom in Sovdepiia" [caricature of Trotsky]

all posters found at the New York Public Library Digital Collection

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Art of the Menu

Antiquarius, Portuguese. Dinner Menu in Portuguese; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Feb 1995. Page 1, Page 2, Back Cover

Raga, Indian. 57 West 48th Street, New York, NY. 1980s. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Back Cover

Franciscan Restaurant, Seafood. Fishermen's Wharf, San Francisco, CA. Page 1, Page 2, Back Cover

The Tea House, Chinese. 25318 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA. 1970s. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Back Cover

Houlihan's Old Place, American. In the Anchorage at Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson & Leavenworth Streets, San Francisco, CA. 1979. Page 1, Page 2, Wine List

Garden Room (Mansion Inn), American. Breakfast and Brunch Menu. 16th And H Streets, Sacramento, CA. Page 1, Page 2

Ajeti's Albanian Natural Food Restaurant, Albanian. 425 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA, 1983. Page 1.

Ivar's Indian Salmon House, Children's Menu. 401 NE Northlake Way Seattle, WA. c1965. Full Menu

Trader Vic's, American. Various Locations, 1986. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Back Cover, Insert 1, Insert 2, Insert 3, Wine List

Van de Kamp's Coffee Shops, American. Various L.A. locations. June 8, 1957. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

Pig 'N Whistle, American. Children's Menu. 439 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 1939. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Back Cover

Lino's (Bazaar Del Mundo), Italian. Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego, CA. Page 1, Page 2

Stella Oceanis: Sun Line Cruises, Continental. Lunch menu in French and English, 1974. Page 1, Page 2, Back Cover

Cunard White Star Line: R.M.S Queen Mary, English. May 11, 1948, Lunch Menu. Page 1, Back Cover

Sources and Collections
Los Angeles Public Library's massive digital collection of menus [link]
University of Washington digital regional menu collection [link]
also see New York Public Library's collection of menus [link]
*please cite or link when reposting*