Thursday Club meeting menu, Biddeford, 1897

Contributed by Biddeford Historical Society


This is a hand-made menu for a meeting of the Thursday Club, Biddeford, in 1897. It is not indicated which meeting this menu was produced for; the most likely suspect was the December 16th meeting, at which there was a paper read debating the value of teaching domestic science. The bulk of the meeting, however, was devoted to Samuel Johnson, Samuel Richardson and the reactionary school of novelists, and Henry Fielding.

The front piece of the menu is a very thin, flat slice of wood with the menu of the day hand-written upon it in ink. A second page, attached by two small pink ribbons at the top, is a very thin onionskin paper with a pencil drawing (possibly tracing) of a cow standing in grass, with the cuts of beef demarcated and numbered from 1-19.

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About This Item

  • Title: Thursday Club meeting menu, Biddeford, 1897
  • Creator: Thursday Club
  • Creation Date: 1897
  • Subject Date: 1897
  • Location: Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Ink on wood, pencil and onionskin, ribbons
  • Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 9 cm
  • Local Code: Thursday Club scrapbook
  • Collection: Thursday Club Collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Biddeford Historical Society
P.O. Box 200, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 502-0279

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