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Order from this 1898 Christmas menu and we’ll pick your perfect musical accompaniment

menu from Hotel Windemere, 1898

The New York Public Library’s wonderful catalog of menus offers an appetizing glimpse into the hotel meals of Christmas past. In 1898, Chicago’s Hotel Windemere offered this festive feast, complete with musical accompaniment. Order your perfect Christmas meal from the menu and we’ll pick out your perfect song!

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