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    Sale 2310 | Lot 65
    Price Realized: $1,080With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2310 Lot 65

      (CALIFORNIA.) New England Dinner, at the Orleans Hotel, Sacramento, California. Ornamented letterpress broadside, 13 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches; folds, minor wear, short tape repair on verso. [Sacramento, CA]: Democratic State Journal Office, 22 December 1853

      Estimate $500 - 750

      The menu for a patriotic dinner given for the many New England emigrants in Sacramento, to commemorate the anniversary of the first landing party at Plymouth, MA in 1620. The bill of fare is an interesting culinary synthesis, including old New England classics such as clam chowder and Indian pudding alongside antelope and salmon. Printed just three years after the first press was established in Sacramento, and the year before the city was established as the state capital. The proprietor of the Orleans Hotel was Henry J. Bidleman, who was also later a publisher in the city. This was apparently his retained copy, as his daughter Mary has signed her name several times in pencil on the verso. No other copies traced.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,080