1916 · Providence, R.I.
Providence, R.I., 1916. Cards. Illustrated cream cards. Very good. 13.5 x 19 cm. Illustrated menu tendered by the Providence Friars at the Pomham Club in Providence, R.I. on Thursday, June 8, 1916. The menu commences with a Martini Cocktail followed by Clam Broth, Clam Chowder, Baked Clams, Clam Cakes, Baked Lobster, Broiled Mackerel - along with Rhode Island Johnny Cakes, Champagne, Beer, Cigars & Cigarettes. Speakers include Rhode Island politicians John J. Fitzgerald (1871-1926) State representative & Democratic Mayor, Mayor Joseph H. Gainer, Artist Hezekiah Anthony Dyer, Commissioner Benjamin P. Moultan, and Henry A. Carpenter.
The "Providence Friars" seems to be a bit of a leg-pull as they all are known entertainers. We know "Abbott" George M. Cohan was no other than the famous vaudeville song-and-dance man, playwright, director, producer, comic actor, and popular songwriter George M. Cohan. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, this may have been a welcome homecoming for Cohan. Light toning to cards. (Inventory #: 2560)