Harrison 1888 Button Stud
    A cardboard portrait of Benjamin Harrison set into an ornate, 18 mm studback button, some age/foxing to photo. Six states were admitted to the Union during Harrison's term. At his inaugural ball, more than 12,000 guests enjoyed a menu that included: "blue points in ice, bouillon in cups, steamed oysters, oysters a la poulette, chicken croquettes, sweetbread pate' a la reine, and terrapin Philadelphia style. The cold foods were assorted roll sandwiches, mayonnaise of chicken, lobster salad, cold tongue en Bellevue, cold ham a la Montmorency, boned turkey a la Americaine, bread of quail a la Ciceron, pate de fois gras a la Harrison, terrine of game a la Morton. The desserts were assorted ice cream, orange water ice, Roman punch, pyramid of nougat renaissance, beehive of bon-bons Republican, Pavilion Rustic and assorted fancy cakes. Fruits, other desserts, and coffee were also available." Makes you hungry, no? From the Joe Brown Collection.

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    November, 2004
    12th Friday
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