Hotel Coronado Jug Supper, St Louis 1944 Menu Design
Hotel Coronado Jug Supper, St Louis 1944 Menu

Hotel Coronado Jug Supper, St Louis 1944

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The Hotel Coronado, an ornate and historic building designed by St Louis architect Preston J. Bradshaw, opened in 1923.
It was named after the Spanish explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado who led an expedition into the American southwest in 1540-41. He had heard rumors of seven fabled cities where the houses were made of gold. They did not exist, of course, but one of his scouting parties discovered the Grand Canyon.
During Prohibition, the hotel was mostly dry apart from the Coal Hole, a downstairs bar that remained wet throughout the official ban on alcohol.
At its opening party in the Roaring Twenties, flappers and their escorts celebrated the opening of the hotel by dancing the Charleston, the Foxtrot and the Texas shimmy.
In 1944, dance was still the theme of entertainment for a Jug Supper, a term for an informal evening of food, alcohol and dancing.
During this era, dances such as the Mambo, the Samba and the Rumba were in fashion, and this elegantly dressed couple on the menu cover seems to be taking the moves very seriously.
Until it closed in 1965, the historic hotel’s salons and ballrooms were mainstays of St Louis social life, The building stood empty for years before being transformed in a meticulous 2003 renovation housing the new and elegant Coronado hotel, apartments and restaurants.

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson archival inks. Custom printed with border for matting and framing.

Each order includes a print of the interior menu.

All printed in USA.

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