Monterey, CA: Hotel Del Monte, 1937. Original wrappers. Sunday, August 22, 1937. 10" x 4 3/4" bi-fold; 10" x 9 1/2" opened. Cream heavy card stock with a distinctive black illustration by Mora on front cover; information and menu printed inside. Slight age toning, minor creasing at corners, a near fine copy. Item #17155
The artwork on the Hotel Del Monte menus was originally created as 1 years' worth of advertising for the hotel (circa 1933-1934) for various publications. The hotel then determined to use the same artwork for the menus; a complimentary set could be had simply by asking the waiter. Each menu has a different date; a story about the artwork on the cover is written inside facing the menu. (Grandeau & Shorts Other Collectibles 1b6).