Annual Dinner Tendered to the Staff of the New York News Bureau Association, at Delmonico's February Eleven, Nineteen Hundred Eleven.
(Americana - Finance History - Gastronomy - New York News Bureau Association)

New York, New York: New York News Bureau Association, 1911. F A humorous keepsake of this social occasion, consisting of (66) leaves, printed one side only; each page with a decorative border printed in two-tone turquoise on thick light green paper stock; title page with first letter and underlines in red. The format consists of humorous quips and stories, 'fake news' items, biographical lampoons, poems and sing-a-longs for the attending crowd. For example: "...Please call up J.P. Morgan at the Library early as to correctness of rumor that he is to establish headquarters in Eastern Africa for the Ananias Club, with T.R. in charge Will this result in gold exports?..." The New York News Bureau Association, publishers of "Financial America Which Has Absorbed the Wall Street Summary," reported on worldwide financial topics and this was their annual dinner. Title page with the list of the board of directors, following pages with the editorial and reporting staff, local correspondents, out-of-town correspondents, London affiliations, telegraph & ticker dept. personnel, Financial America staff, circulation dept., Hamilton Press Dept., Auditor's dept., Guests and "The Ladies, God bless 'em," giving the name listings. The event's menu included aiguillettes de bass au vin blanc, pommes persillade, filet de beouf rotri, sauce bearnaise, sorbet au cognac, pigeonneau roti, glaces de fantasie and wines. With (8) tipped-on caricature drawings of attendees accompanied by funny versifications "roasting" them, usually with some allusion to their particular preoccupations within the world of finance. Laid-in is a Jan. 14, 1910 typed letter signed by Edw. Rascovar, Sec. to W.H,. Bostelmann, Esq., (one of the papers' listed staff members) inviting him to attend a similar dinner in 1910. Also laid-in is a 1921 newspaper clipping quoting competing poems with the subject "Opportunity." Approx. 7" x 11" size; illustrated stiff paper covers, the leaves with simple metal ring-binding at the top edge, a vertical format. Top cover detached, chipped edges and paper dulled; leaves & illustrations clean and in very good condition aside from some offsetting from the laid-in items; good overall condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 25640)


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