Monday, November 12, 2007

Travel of Days Gone By

The Chicago Sun-Times ran a very interesting article today on typical menus served on airlines and railroads in decades past.

Things sure were different back then: "Brunch for coach passengers on a 1969 United flight from San Francisco to Omaha featured a mushroom omelette, broiled ham and brandied hazelnut mousse. That same year, a Pan Am New York-to-Barbados flight treated economy flyers to stuffed Rock Cornish Hen with madeira sauce and a separate cheese course before dessert."

Northwestern University has a new website featuring its Transportation Menu Collection. Roughly 400 vintage menus from airlines, railroads, and cruise ships can be viewed online.

For more travel nostalgia, I highly recommend THE ART OF THE AIRWAYS and CLASSIC RAILROAD ADVERTISING.


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