Hotel Roosevelt Rough Rider Cocktail Lounge, New York 1952
This stylish menu cover was for the Rough Rider Cocktail Lounge in new York’s Hotel Roosevelt.
The Roosevelt Hotel is a luxury historic hotel, located at 45 East 45th Street (and Madison Avenue) in midtown Manhattan. The hotel, named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt opened on September 22, 1924 and notched up several hospitality firsts.
It was the first hotel to incorporate store fronts instead of lounges in its sidewalk facades due to the Prohibition era. It housed the first guest pet facility and childcare service in the Teddy Bar Room, and it had the first in-house doctor.
It also employed talented artists who created imaginative menu covers such as this one.
Sadly, the New York City hotel which has been around since 1924 and has made cameos in movies including "The Irishman" and "Maid in Manhattan" is to close at the end of 2020 due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Courtesy Private Collection.
Each print is accompanied by a copy of the interior menu or cover.