Cotton Club Menu - Lenox Ave and 142 St.New York : c.1930 Stock Code: 133607
NotesHighly appealing menu for the legendary original Harlem Cotton Club. Inevitable stereotypical artwork of the period, "bamboo" lettering, and a sharply dressed minstrel-like figure in a high hat accompanied by four scantily-clad "high yellow"chorines. The menu offers Chinese or American options, while only non-alcoholic beverages are offered, so a date before the repeal of the Volstead Act in 1933 would seem most likely. Other examples have been seen with a list of alcohol-free mixed drinks and cups on the rear panel. The Cotton Club moved from the Lenox Ave. address in 1935.
Small bifolium (opens 210 x 184 mm) of light textured card, pictorial front and rear panels printed in red and black, small illustrations through the text.
Just a little rubbed, but overall very good.
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