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Accession Number: 1971.53.18.8

Physical Description: Silver-plated Art Deco menu holder. Upright semi-circular folded metal pocket mounted on two metal feet. Small semi-circular feet, with fluted surface, mounted to bottom of metal pocket. Two cylindrical penholders mounted to side of pocket. Comprised of Britannia pewter electroplated with silver.

History of Object: This object is part of a silver tea service (1971.53.1-11). It was used on the Union Pacific ?City of Kansas City? passenger train, which ran through Kansas City, from St. Louis to Cheyenne, WY. The train operated from 1968 to 1971. The silver service was presented on the occasion of the ?City of Kansas City?s? last run before passenger service switched to Amtrak.

Date: Between 1930 and 1939

Dimensions (in cm): 12.00 (H) 15.50 (W) 5.00 (D)

Marks/Inscriptions: [engraved on bottom of foot] U.P.R.R. / IS / INTENATIONAL SILVER CO / SILVER SOLDERED / 050700 / 47 //

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Associations and Subjects

    Theme/topic: Railroad dining cars
    Theme/topic: Restaurants
    Use, Place of: Kansas City (Kan.)
    Theme/topic: Kansas City (Mo.)
    Theme/topic: Dinners and dining
    Theme/topic: Meriden (Conn.)
    Business / Organization: Union Pacific Railroad Company

Creators and Contributors

    International Silver Company

Status: Cataloged

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