Unusual foldout postcard that opens into a menu for an Alaskan steamship. Signed Jno. H. A.
Unusual foldout postcard that opens into a menu for an Alaskan steamship
Unusual foldout postcard that opens into a menu for an Alaskan steamship
Unusual foldout postcard that opens into a menu for an Alaskan steamship
Unusual foldout postcard that opens into a menu for an Alaskan steamship

Unusual foldout postcard that opens into a menu for an Alaskan steamship

Onboard the SS Admiral Rogers, Chatham Sound, Canada (just south of Ketchikan, Alaska): 1923. Envelope or Cover. This foldout postcard measures 11” x 7” when opened into a four-page menu. It is franked with U.S. two-cent Washington stamp (Scott # 554) which has been cancelled by a duplex Seattle & Skagway R.P.O. postmark. An Alaska poster stamp is affixed in the upper left corner. In nice shape with some minor wear. The writing is faint but legible.

The menu cover features an illustration of Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia with a small logo for “The Admiral Line / P.S.S. Co. (Pacific Steamship Company)” in the lower-left corner. The menu opens to display four small portraits of the passenger crew; a white hostess and chef and a black porter and waiter. The menu is titled, “On Board S. S. Admiral Rogers, F. Lanstrom, Commander / Chatham Sound / Luncheon” and features: King Salmon, pork spare ribs, corned beef, sirloin steak, prime rib, roast port, leg of mutton, ox tongue, and kippered cod along with pea soup, garden salad, and assorted relishes, vegetables, pastries, desserts, cheeses, and beverages.

The message notes,

“We are homeward bound. Left Sitka this morning . . . several stops to make taking on canned salmon. We load it at rate of $5,000 per hour. Put on $18,000 this morning at one cannery. . . .. May be in Seattle Monday, but expect to drive home Tuesday. It rains up here most of the time, but does not spoil the trip . . . most relaxing . . . most delightful. Having a great time.”. Very good. Item #009586

Price: $200.00