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Cocktail History Collection

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: If you use this heading, please use Cocktails--History (LSCH) and History of Food and Drink (local), too.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

"An Ideal Home" Illustrated Scrapbook,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-026
Abstract

The collection consists of an illustrated scrapbook, detailing the set up for a household, possibly compiled for a new bride or a school assignment.

Dates: c.1940s?

Bartender's Cocktail Mixing Notebook [San Francisco, CA]

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-002
Abstract

The Bartender's Cocktail Mixing Notebook [San Francisco, CA] contains typed cocktail recipes with directions for their creation in a small binder. Different sections include lesson plans for specific types of drinks, suggesting this was used in a bartending school or for bartending instruction.

Dates: n.d.

Frank Leslie Campbell Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1980-005
Abstract

This collection includes wine bottle labels collected by Frank Campbell, an entomologist with the National Academy of Science - National Research Council, and a manuscript draft of his European travel memoir, titled "Better Late."

Dates: 1953 - 1979

Cocktail Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-027
Abstract

The Cocktail Ephemera Collection is a collection that was created in 2013. The collection consists of materials in a variety of formats (i.e., postcards, pamphlets, and adverstising ephemera) relating to the history of the cocktails, spirits, and wine, dating from the about the 1870s to the present.

Dates: c.1870s-2000s

Joseph G. Dill Letter to Daniel C. E. Brady

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2017-044
Abstract

The collection consists of a letter from Joseph G. Dill to Daniel C. E. Brady, written from Richmond, Virginia, on May 30, 1862. Dill writes Brady on a variety of topics including recent war news, the challenges of sending mail through conflict zones, a recent fishing party, the warther, and the price of goods.

Dates: 1863

El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-040
Abstract

This collection contains an undated cocktail menu for the South Pacific Room of the El Mirador Hotel. The menu's cover depicts South Pacific art and the El Mirador Hotel name. On the inside the menu shows colorful depictions of the cocktails offered by the hotel bar. The name and price of each drink is written below the drink depictions.

Dates: n.d.

Ivanhoe, Virginia, Moonshine Still Glass Plate

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-028
Abstract

This collection contains a glass plate with the image of a moonshine still near Ivanhoe, VA, c. 1932. There are also two black and white prints from the plate.

Dates: c.1932

Los Angeles Modern Bartending School Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2017-007
Abstract

The Los Angeles Modern Bartending School Collection includes two bartending guides for students. The untitled “Bartender’s Guide” is likely from the 1930s, around 1935 and is presumed to be the first edition. It contains information on wines & wine service, bar preparation and maintenance, spirits, and cocktail recipes. The "277 Standard/100 Tropical Recipes" is a 1944 revised edition and includes cocktail recipes in two sections.

Dates: c.1930s, 1937/1944

Lowenbach Brothers Price List,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-006
Abstract

The collection consists of an advertisement from the Lowenback Brothers liquor distributors in Alexandria, Virginia, c.1910s.

Dates: c.1910s

Norfolk & Western Railway Menus

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-080
Abstract

The collection contains breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and beverage menus from the Norfolk & Western Railway, as well as two unused carbon copy checks for Norfolk & Western Railway's Dining Car Service.

Dates: ca. late 1940s-1960s