This charming menu image is from the Wharf restaurant which opened in 1952 at Fishermen’s Terminal in Salmon Bay, Seattle.
We believe it is a reproduction of oil paintings on glass made for the establishment’s Moby Dick dining room by Jack C. Corsaw, one of the leading artists and murals painters on the Pacific Coast. They’re lovely vignettes of fishermen at work.
Corsaw also created artwork based on Valhalla – in Norse mythology, the hall of slain warriors who live under the leadership of the god Odin. Valhalla is depicted as a splendid palace where warriors feast on the flesh of a boar slaughtered daily and made whole again each evening.
The Wharf also had a cocktail bar called The Mermaid Room and prices at the restaurant during this era were still under the control of the Office of Price Administration, following the end of World War II.
Courtesy Private Collection.
Each order includes a print of the interior menu.
All printed in USA.