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Menu cards and name cards, with scenes of England and Wales.
London?, between 1870 and 1890?
Physical Description:
11 watercolors ; menu cards 17 x 11 cm, name cards 6.2 x 9.0 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 21d
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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A Walter Rickards, M.D., of Cavendish Place, London, is listed in The fellows, members ... of the Royal College of Physicians, from the late 1860s to the late 1880s.
Set of four menu cards and seven name cards, bearing watercolors in a uniform style, depicting scenic views in England and Wales. The menu cards have parallel horizontal slits into which a small sheet of paper bearing the menu could be inserted. On the reverse of each menu card is affixed the calling card of Mrs. Walter Rickards; the bottom edge of the calling card (unaffixed) could be pulled away from the menu card so that it (thus tented) might stand upright on a table. Each card has "menu" written at the head.
The seven smaller place cards, similarly designed with watercolor scenes, bear parallel vertical slits, into which a band of paper bearing the name of guest could be inserted. Three such name slips are present: Mr Arthur Muller; Mr Sturrock; and Mr Henry Barber. Unlike the menu cards, the views on the place are named, and include Torquay, Harlech, Lutterworth, Clare Bridge Cambridge, Belton, Croft, and Mawddach.
Subject Terms:
Dinners and dining -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Rickards, Walter, Mrs.
Menu cards.
Landscape drawings -- Great Britain.
Views -- Great Britain.

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